Meaning of 很

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Pinyin: hěn
English Definition: (adverb of degree); quite; very; awfully
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (step) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chì ] to step with the left foot
    • [ gěn ] blunt; tough, chewy
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Example Words
很大 hěn tremendous
很多 hěn duō very many; very much; great (quantity)
很快 hěn kuài quickly
很少 hěn shǎo very little; seldom
寄予很大期望 hěn wàng to place great hope or expectation on (sth)
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