Parola del giorno | Word of the day
Today's Parola del Giorno is the expression, in molti, which means many of something, a lot of something.
Note that when the expression is followed by an infinitive, the preposition a should be used.
This expression is also used in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd (many of us/a lot of us, many of you/a lot of you, many of them/a lot of them) person plural of a verb, usually with essere but also others.
This expression can be a little confusing to use.
Study these examples below:
Eravamo in molti stasera al discopub! Sembrava quasi che i miei amici avvessero affitato il locale solo per noi!
There were a lot of us tonight at the dance club! It almost seemed that all of my friends had rented the pub only for ourselves.
Siete in molti a dover sostenere l'esame questa sessione?
Are there many of you that have to take the exam this session?
Questo centro commerciale è pieno di gente. In molti vengono qui per cambiare aria e distrarsi. Forse in troppi!
This mall is full of people. Many of them are coming here for a change of scenery and to take their minds off things. Perhaps too many of them!