To Describe Something In Chinese Using Adverb 很 + Adjective
In this video lesson we'll learn how to describe something in Chinese by using the structure of Adverb 很 + Adjective. And we'll also learn a very important sentence structure: Adjective as predicate in Chinese.
- To describe something in Chinese
- Adjective as predicate in Chinese
- Adverb 很 + Adjective in Chinese
- Adverb 很 + Verb in Chinese
|1||很||hěn||adv.||very; a lot; quite; pretty|
|2||好吃||hǎochī||adj.||tasty (for food)|
|1||好喝||hǎohē||adj.||tasty (for drinks)|
Grammar 1: Adverb 很 + Adjective in Chinese · HSK 1
hěn 很 very; a lot; quite; pretty
很 is an Adverb, it suggests that the "degree" or "extent" is "very" or "a lot". It can be used to modify an Adjective.
Adverb 很 + Adjective
- hěnhǎo 很好 very good
- hěnzǎo 很早 very early
Grammar 2: To Describe Something in Chinese · HSK 1
If we want to describe something in Chinese and say "something is very...", we do not say "something 是很...", we say:
Subject + Adverb 很 + Adjective
- zhè suǒ xuéxiào hěn hǎo 这所学校很好。 This school (is) very good.
- tā de fángjiān hěn xiǎo 他的房间很小。 His room (is) very small.
Grammar 3: Adjective As Predicate in Chinese · HSK 1
We learned about Verb (Phrases) and Nouns being the Predicate in Chinese Sentence, in Chinese, an Adjective (Phrase) can also function as the Predicate of the sentence.
|the topic||explain/discuss/describe... the topic
tasty (for food)
tasty (for drinks)
Grammar 4: Adverb 很 + (some) Verb in Chinese · HSK 1
The Adverb 很 can modify some(not all) verbs in Chinese as well:
- hěn xǐhuan 很喜欢 quite like