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The complement 得很 is used after adjectives to add intensity. It is similar to adding 很 before the adjective,the main difference being that adj得很 is more informal, and adds more emphasis than just 很adj.
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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.
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== Structure ==
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Adj.+ 得很
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== Examples ==
  
 
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* 这 个 人 坏 <em>得 很</em>,近朱者赤近墨者黑,最 不 要 跟 他 做 朋友!
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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>
* 不 用 害怕,代数 简单 <em>得 很</em>!
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*这 个 地方 漂亮 <em>得 很</em>,非常 推荐 你 去。
* 这 道 菜 香 <em>得 很</em>,你 到底 放 了 什么 调料?
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*我 <em>得 很</em>,你 不用 为 我 担心。
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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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*他 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==
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* [[Adjectival complement "de budeliao"]]
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* [[Positive adjectives with "-ji le"]]
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* [[Negative adjectives with "-si le"]]
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== Sources  and  further  reading ==
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=== Books ===
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{{Source|Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 1|50-1}}
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[[Category: B2 grammar points]]
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[[Category: Adjectives]]
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{{Basic Grammar|很|B2|Adj. + 得 很|这个 题目 简单 <em>得 很</em> 。|grammar point|ASGG1ZBL}}
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{{Rel char|得}}
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{{Similar|Adjectival Complement "de budeliao"}}
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{{Similar|Positive adjectives with "-ji le"}}
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{{Similar|Negative adjectives with "-si le"}}
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{{Similar|Descriptive complements}}
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{{Similar|Using objects with complements}}
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{{POS|Adjectives}}
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{{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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