The Chinese word 很 is an adverb that means “very” or “quite”. It is commonly used to express intensity or degree of an adjective or adverb. For example, if you want to say “I am very happy”, you can say “我很高兴”. Similarly, if you want to say “This book is quite interesting”, you can say “这本书很有趣”. 很 is one of the most frequently used adverbs in Chinese and is an essential word to know for anyone learning the language.
Adverb: very, quite
|我很高兴||wǒ hěn gāoxìng||I am very happy|
|她很漂亮||tā hěn piàoliang||She is very beautiful|
|这个餐厅很贵||zhège cāntīng hěn guì||This restaurant is very expensive|
|我很累了||wǒ hěn lèi le||I am very tired|
|他很聪明||tā hěn cōngmíng||He is very smart|
|这个城市很大||zhège chéngshì hěn dà||This city is very big|
|妈妈很忙||māmā hěn máng||Mom is very busy|
|这本书很有趣||zhè běn shū hěn yǒuqù||This book is very interesting|
很 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.