Formula of “得很”

得很 means nothings if it is used alone, but it likes to stick to many adjectives to strengthen the tone of the adjectives. One thing to remember: 得很 is only “addicted” to adjectives. So, you won’t hear such expressions as 我看得很; 他冻得很; 我朋友学习得很; 她妹妹开车得很; etc. 

Examples of the use of 得很 with various adjectives:


Because the departure was not easy, we made it brief.


His stomach was tense and nervous.


He slept sound while I lay awake fretting.

, ? ” It’s pretty hot.

Would you like an ice tea? “

斯逗弄弥达斯, 开心很. 他弥达斯前往帕克托罗斯源头, 在河里.

Highly amused, Dionysus told him to visit the source of the river Pactolus there wash himself.


House prices in London are very high.


The story is far from complete because the finis is not yet written.


I shall be too busy tomorrow, I am sorry that I shall not be able to see you off at the airport.


I was too much exhausted to reflect upon this circumstance, but ate and drank with avidity.


She was very hungry after her long morning walk.


Aircraft with that kind of flexibility are still far off and will involve materials and mechanisms that are barely off the drawing board now.


Don‘t screw around with her. She‘s got a terrible temper.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The use of 得很 is mostly seen in informal and oral Chinese. 

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