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    много and очень

    Hi guys!
    Is there a difference between много and очень? E.g., when I say я изучаю очень/много which one is correct or both are correct?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Both are not good, they look like just a part of a sentence.
    много = many, a lot of
    очень = very
    If you say "я изучаю очень/много" you need to finish your thought: I study a lot of/many ..." (what?), "I study very..." (how or what?)

    Better examples:
    Я изучаю очень трудный предмет (I study a very difficult subject)
    Я изучаю много разных языков (I study a lot of different languages)

    If you wanted to say "I study a lot" (as in "I put a lot of time/effort into it") you can say "Я много занимаюсь" or "Я очень много занимаюсь".

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    One note, there's no difference between many and much in Russian, they're both translated as 'много'
    много сахара - much sugar
    много людей - many people

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