Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Dozens"

The meaning of "Dozens" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa There are dozens of us!?
A: There are dozens of us! means there is lots of us
Q: O que significa dozens and dozens?
A: dozen =12 of something.
'dozens and dozens' = a lot of something.
Q: O que significa I scoured dozens of memos.?
A: It means to have looked at dozens of memos. It usually refers to looking for something specific. For example, you scoured dozens of memos to find the one about the meeting last week.
Q: O que significa dozens?
A: A dozen is 12 of something, for example "a dozen eggs" is 12 eggs. "Dozens" just means "lots of" something.
Q: O que significa keep dozens and dozens of cats?
A: just to keep a loooot of cats :)

Example sentences using "Dozens"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com dozens.
A: Dozen: 12 of anything

There are dozens of birds in my backyard.

Dozens of people call my office every day.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com dozens .
A: One dozen = 12 of something. So we use "dozen" to talk about multiples of 12 with Eggs, donuts, etc.

"I think we're going to need dozens of eggs to feed this family of monsters."
"Dunkin' Donuts throws away dozens of perfectly good donuts a day."
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com dozens of.
A: He has a big aquarium with dozens of tropical fish.
Dozens of people gave their opinion at the public forum.

Synonyms of "Dozens" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre dozens of people e a great number of people e legions of people e thousands of people ?
A: dozens means 12, great number of people means a lot of people (no specific amount), thousands of people means the amount of people are in the thousands (eg. 2000 people, 4000 people, 20 000 people, etc)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre two dozens of e two dozen edible species ?
A: It is the same phrase. The only difference is that the writer had a specific subject connected to it, which is "edible spices". So don't worry too much about it. The meaning is still the same.

Also I apologize if my explanation is confusing I'm not really sure how to word it.

Other questions about "Dozens"

Q: It is dozens of times scarier than a playground slope. soa natural?
A: Hi

A natural expression could be ‘it was a thousand times scarier ‘…

Of course it’s not literarily a thousand times scarier, but it gives the impression of how much scarier the slide / slope is.
Q: "it could be dozens of dollars or even hundreds of dollars." soa natural?
A: it would be better to say "it could be dozens or even hundreds of dollars."
Q: "there were dozens of fruit in a ratio of 3 to 1 of oranges to apple" soa natural?
A:
"there were dozens of fruit in a ratio of 3 to 1 of oranges to *apples*"
Q: I bought three dozens of pens.
I bought three dozen pens.

Are the both correct??
A: The second one is correct
Q: Must be dozens! soa natural?
A: "There must be dozens!" Sounds more natural

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