1. 1 〔数量が多いこと〕

    たくさんの 〔数〕many ((things, persons)),((文)) many a ((thing, person)) (▼単数扱い) ,a good [great] many, a large number of ((things, persons)) (▼複数扱い) ,((口)) lots of ((things, persons)); 〔量〕much, plenty of, a good [great] deal of, a large quantity of,((口)) lots of (▼口語では manyや (特に) muchは肯定文にはあまり用いず,否定文,疑問文,条件文などに用いる.肯定文では代わりに〔量・数〕a lot of, lots of, plenty of;〔量〕a great deal of;〔数〕a large number ofを用いる.ただし肯定文でも主語を修飾する場合や,as, so, tooなどに続く場合にはmuch, manyが用いられる)

    • 友達はたくさんいますか
    • Do you have many [a lot of] friends?
    • できるだけたくさんの本を読みたい
    • I want to read as many books as I can.
    • この山には野猿がたくさんいる
    • There are 「a great many [a lot ofa large number of] wild monkeys on this mountain.
    • この作者についてはあまりたくさんのことは言われていない
    • Not much has been said about this author.
    • あまりたくさん飲むと体に悪い
    • Too much drinking is bad for your health.
    • 今日は宿題がたくさんある
    • We have 「a lot [lots] of homework today.
    • まだ時間がたくさんある
    • We have plenty of time yet.
  1. 2 〔十分〕
    • この仕事には2週間もあればたくさんだ
    • Two weeks will be enough for this job.
    • エコノミークラスでたくさんです
    • Economy class will be good enough for me.
    • お前の馬鹿話はもうたくさんだ
    • 「I've had enough of [I'm fed up with] your silly chatter.
    • もうたくさんです〔料理などをすすめられたときに〕
    • Thank you, I've had plenty./No more, thank you.