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The complement 得很 (dehěn) is used after adjectives to add intensity. It is similar to adding 很 before the adjective,the main difference being that adjective + 得很 is more informal, and adds more emphasis than just 很 + adjective.
 
The complement 得很 (dehěn) is used after adjectives to add intensity. It is similar to adding 很 before the adjective,the main difference being that adjective + 得很 is more informal, and adds more emphasis than just 很 + adjective.
  
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Adjective + 得 很
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*你 觉得 不 好吃?我 觉得 好吃 <em>得很</em>。<span class="pinyin">Nǐ juédé bù hào chī? Wǒ juédé hào chī <em>dé hěn</em>.</span><span class="trans">You don't think it tastes good? I think it's quite good.</span>
* 他 懒 <em>得 很</em>,听说 他 每天 11点 钟 才 起床。
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*这 个 地方 漂亮 <em>得 很</em>,非常 推荐 你 去。
* 不 用 害怕,这次 考试 简单 <em>得 很</em>!
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*我 好 <em>得 很</em>,你 不用 为 我 担心。
* 这 道 菜 香 <em>得 很</em>,你 到底 放 了 什么 调料?
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*我 现在 时间 多 <em>得 很</em>,你 去 哪儿 我 都 可以 陪 你 去。
 
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*不 用 担心,这次 考试 简单 <em>得很</em>。<span class="pinyin">Bùyòng dānxīn, zhè cì kǎoshì jiǎndān <em>dé hěn</em>.</span><span class="trans">Don't worry. This test is very simple.</span>
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*离 我 远 点儿 !我 现在 烦 <em>得很</em>!<span class="pinyin">Lí wǒ yuǎn diǎn er! Wǒ xiànzài fán <em>dé hěn</em>!</span><span class="trans">Stay away from me! I'm very upset now!</span>
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*你 觉得 他 不 高兴?我看 他 今天 心情 好 <em>得很</em>!<span class="pinyin">Nǐ juédé tā bù gāoxìng? Wǒ kàn tā jīntiān xīnqíng hǎo <em>dé hěn</em>!</span><span class="trans">You think he's unhappy? From what I see, he's in good mood today!</span>
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*我 最近 忙 <em>得很</em>,每天 都 要 加班。<span class="pinyin">Wǒ zuìjìn máng <em>dé hěn</em>, měitiān dōu yào jiābān.</span><span class="trans">I've been quite busy lately. I need to work late every day.</span>
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*高峰期 路上 堵 <em>得很</em>,我 建议 你 上班 坐 地铁。<span class="pinyin">Gāofēng qī lùshàng dǔ <em>dé hěn</em>, wǒ jiànyì nǐ shàngbān zuò dìtiě.</span><span class="trans">The traffic is really heavy in rush hours. I suggest you take the metro to work.</span>
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*个 人 自私 <em>得 很</em>,从来 不 为 别人 考虑。<span class="pinyin">Tā zhè gè rén zìsī <em>dé hěn</em>, cónglái bù wèi biérén kǎolǜ.</span><span class="trans">He's really selfish. He never thinks about other people.</span>
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
  
* [[Adjectival Complement "de budeliao"]]
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* [[Adjectival complement "de budeliao"]]
 
* [[Positive adjectives with "-ji le"]]
 
* [[Positive adjectives with "-ji le"]]
 
* [[Negative adjectives with "-si le"]]
 
* [[Negative adjectives with "-si le"]]
  
== Sources and further reading ==
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== Sources and further reading ==
  
 
=== Books ===
 
=== Books ===
  
* [[Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 1]] (pp. 50-1) [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0887276792/ref%3das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=allset-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0887276792 →buy]
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{{Source|Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 1|50-1}}
  
 
[[Category: B2 grammar points]]
 
[[Category: B2 grammar points]]
 
[[Category: Adjectives]]
 
[[Category: Adjectives]]
{{Basic Grammar|很|B2|Adj + 得 很|这个 题目 简单 <em>得 很</em> 。|grammar point|ASGG1ZBL}}
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{{Basic Grammar|很|B2|Adj. + 得 很|这个 题目 简单 <em>得 很</em> 。|grammar point|ASGG1ZBL}}
 
{{Rel char|得}}
 
{{Rel char|得}}
 
{{Similar|Adjectival Complement "de budeliao"}}
 
{{Similar|Adjectival Complement "de budeliao"}}
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{{POS|Adjectives}}
 
{{POS|Adjectives}}
 
{{Used for| Expressing degree}}
 
{{Used for| Expressing degree}}
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{{Used for|Expressing quality}}
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{{Used for|Emphasizing}}
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{{Translation|very}}

Latest revision as of 07:23, 4 June 2020

The complement 得很 (dehěn) is used after adjectives to add intensity. It is similar to adding 很 before the adjective,the main difference being that adjective + 得很 is more informal, and adds more emphasis than just 很 + adjective.

Structure

Adj.+ 得很

Examples

  • 你 觉得 不 好吃?我 觉得 好吃 得很Nǐ juédé bù hào chī? Wǒ juédé hào chī dé hěn.You don't think it tastes good? I think it's quite good.
  • 这 个 地方 漂亮 得 很,非常 推荐 你 去。
  • 我 好 得 很,你 不用 为 我 担心。
  • 我 现在 时间 多 得 很,你 去 哪儿 我 都 可以 陪 你 去。
  • 不 用 担心,这次 考试 简单 得很Bùyòng dānxīn, zhè cì kǎoshì jiǎndān dé hěn.Don't worry. This test is very simple.
  • 离 我 远 点儿 !我 现在 烦 得很Lí wǒ yuǎn diǎn er! Wǒ xiànzài fán dé hěn!Stay away from me! I'm very upset now!
  • 你 觉得 他 不 高兴?我看 他 今天 心情 好 得很Nǐ juédé tā bù gāoxìng? Wǒ kàn tā jīntiān xīnqíng hǎo dé hěn!You think he's unhappy? From what I see, he's in good mood today!
  • 我 最近 忙 得很,每天 都 要 加班。Wǒ zuìjìn máng dé hěn, měitiān dōu yào jiābān.I've been quite busy lately. I need to work late every day.
  • 高峰期 路上 堵 得很,我 建议 你 上班 坐 地铁。Gāofēng qī lùshàng dǔ dé hěn, wǒ jiànyì nǐ shàngbān zuò dìtiě.The traffic is really heavy in rush hours. I suggest you take the metro to work.
  • 他 这 个 人 自私 得 很,从来 不 为 别人 考虑。Tā zhè gè rén zìsī dé hěn, cónglái bù wèi biérén kǎolǜ.He's really selfish. He never thinks about other people.

See also

Sources and further reading

Books

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