Difference between revisions of "Adjectival complement "de hen""

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=== Books ===
=== Books ===
* Integrated Chinese: Level 2 (3rd ed) pp.55-56
* [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 Integrated Chinese: Simplified and Traditional Characters Textbook, Level 2, Part 1] pp.55-56

Revision as of 01:55, 11 November 2011

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.

  • 他 懒 得 很,听说 他 每天 11点 钟 才 起床。
  • 不 用 害怕,代数 简单 得 很
  • 这 道 菜 香 得 很,你 到底 放 了 什么 调料?

Sources and further reading