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.
|1||很||hěn||adv.||very; quite; pretty|
|2||好吃||hǎochī||adj.||tasty (for food)|
|1||好喝||hǎohē||adj.||tasty (for drinks)|
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.
If we want to describe something in Chinese and say "something is very...", we do not say "something 是很...", we say:
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)
The Adverb 很 can modify some(not all) verbs in Chinese as well: