''Very busy'' Vs ''there is a lot of activity''

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,


Does "very busy" have the same meaning as "there is a lot of activity'' in the context below? Please take a look.


1. There is a lot of activity in the city of São Paulo.

2. The city of São Paulo is very busy.

- People, cars, bikes, etc coming and going

Thank you in advance!
 
  • cycloneviv

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    I'm not sure that they're entirely the same.

    "There is a lot of activity in the city of São Paulo" leads me to think that a lot of enterprises are based in São Paulo. Many different goods and services are produced. Lots of people are out and about doing lots of different things.

    "The city of São Paulo is very busy" does imply to me that the traffic is dense.
     
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