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:


离别难过我们简短

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


觉得腹中嘈杂难过

His stomach was tense and nervous.


,,心里得很.

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.


伦敦的房价.

House prices in London are very high.


那个故事离完成还远得很,因为结尾还没写。

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


明天我忙得很,不能去机场给你们送行了,真对不起。

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


我实在累得很,没去琢磨是怎么回事,光是狼吞虎咽地吃喝一顿。

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


她因为早晨散步很久,所以感到饿得很

She was very hungry after her long morning walk.


拥有此种运用弹性的飞机,要问世还早得很,而且所需的材料和机械构造现在也还在研究阶段。

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


乱来她的脾气

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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