Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes


hěn adverb very
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较 , Concept: Degree 程度
Notes: 很 is an adverb of degree. For example, 她看一切事情都很好 'She saw that everything was very good.' (Ye Shengtao, 1999, p. 18) It began to be used in this sense in the Yuan (Norman 1988, p. 127).

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 句子成分 Sentence Elements 17
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 单句 Simple Sentences 10
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 目录导言 Contents and Introduction 7
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第二十二 郡國四 青州 荊州 揚州 Volume 112: Commanderies and States Part Three 4
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百五十三 列傳第一百四十一 王應熊 張至發 薛國觀 程國祥 陳演 魏藻德 Volume 253 Biographies 141: Wang Yingxiong, Zhang Zhifa, Xue Guoguan, Cheng Guoxiang, Chen Yan, Wei Zaode 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十回 Chapter 50 3
Canon of Supreme Mystery 《太玄經》 Full Text 3
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷五十九 列傳第二十九 汝南王亮 楚王瑋 趙王倫 齊王冏 長沙王乂 成都王潁 河間王顒 東海王越 Volume 59 Biographies 29: Liang, Prince Wencheng of Ru'nan; Wei, Prince Yin of Chu; Lun, Prince of Zhao; Jiong, Prince of Qi; Ai, Prince of Changsha; Ying, Prince of Chengdu; Yong, Prince of Hejian; Yue, Prince Xiaoxian of Donghai 3
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 词组 Phrases 3
The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧北風 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Bei Feng 3