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adv., adj. (Archaic) ver•i•er, ver•i•est. adv.
so very too
So, very, and too can all be used to intensify the meaning of an adjective, an adverb, or a word like much or many.
Very is a simple intensifier, without any other meaning.
So can suggest an emotion in the speaker, such as pleasure, surprise, or disappointment.
So can also refer forward to a result clause introduced by that.
Too suggests an excessive or undesirable amount.
Too can be used with a to-infinitive or with for to say that a particular result does not or cannot happen.
You use very to emphasize an adjective or adverb.
You can use very to emphasize adjectives ending in -ed, especially when they refer to a state of mind or emotional condition. For example, you can say 'I was very bored' or 'She was very frightened'.
However, don't use 'very' to emphasize -ed words when they are part of a passive construction. Don't say, for example, 'He was very liked'. You say 'He was well liked'. Similarly, don't say 'She was very admired'. You say 'She was very much admired' or 'She was greatly admired'.
Don't say that someone is 'very awake'. You say that they are wide awake or fully awake.
Don't say that someone is 'very asleep'. You say that they are sound asleep or fast asleep.
Don't say that two things are 'very apart'. You say that they are far apart.
Also, don't use 'very' with adjectives which already describe an extreme quality. Don't say, for example, that something is 'very enormous'. Here is a list of adjectives of this kind:
Don't use 'very' with comparatives. Don't say, for example, 'Tom was very quicker than I was'. You say 'Tom was much quicker than I was' or 'Tom was far quicker than I was'.
You can use very in front of best, worst, or any superlative which ends in -est.
However, don't use 'very' with superlatives that begin with the most. Instead you use much, by far, or far and away.
You can use very in front of first, next, or last to emphasize that something is the first, next, or last thing of its kind.
Don't use 'very' to say that something happens because someone or something has a quality to an unusually large extent. Don't say, for example, 'He looked very funny that we couldn't help laughing'. You say 'He looked so funny that we couldn't help laughing'.
Don't use 'very' in front of prepositions such as ahead of, above, or behind. Instead you use well or far.
Don't use 'very' in front of prepositional phrases. Don't say, for example, 'He was very in love with Kate'. Instead, you use very much or greatly.
|Adj.||1.||very - precisely as stated; "the very center of town"|
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
|2.||very - being the exact same one; not any other:; "this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see"|
same - same in identity; "the same man I saw yesterday"; "never wore the same dress twice"; "this road is the same one we were on yesterday"; "on the same side of the street"
|Adv.||1.||very - used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"|
|2.||very - precisely so; "on the very next page"; "he expected the very opposite"|
it is very cold [object] → está muy frío; [weather] → hace mucho frío
the food was very good → la comida estuvo muy buena
"that will be all" - "very good, sir" → -nada más -muy bien, señor
you're not being very helpful → me ayudas bien poco, no me estás siendo de gran ayuda
very high frequency (Rad) (abbr VHF) → frecuencia f muy alta
that's very kind of you → eres muy amable
very much → mucho
"did you enjoy it?" - "very much (so)" → -¿te ha gustado? -sí, mucho
she feels very much better → se encuentra muchísimo mejor
I was very (much) surprised → me sorprendió mucho, para mí fue una gran sorpresa
I didn't like it very much → no me gustó mucho
he very nearly missed the bus → por muy poco pierde el autobús
we don't see each other very often → nos vemos poco, no nos vemos mucho
he's so very poor → es tan pobre
it's not so very difficult → no es tan difícil
very well, I'll do what I can → muy bien or bueno, haré lo que pueda
he couldn't very well refuse → no pudo negarse a hacerlo
the very best she eats nothing but the very best → sólo come lo mejor de lo mejor
we did our very best → hicimos todo lo que pudimos
at the very earliest → como muy pronto
the very first → el primero de todos
try your very hardest → esfuérzate al máximo
the very last → el último de todos
at the very latest → a más tardar, como muy tarde
at the very least → como mínimo
at the very most → a lo sumo, como mucho, como máximo
that is the very most we can offer → eso es todo lo más que podemos ofrecer
the very next day → precisamente el día siguiente
she was given her very own TV show → le dieron su propio programa de televisión
it's my very own → es el mío
the very same hat → el mismísimo sombrero
"are you tired?" - "(yes,) very" → -¿estás cansado? -(sí,) mucho
the very bishop himself was there → el mismísimo obispo estaba allí
from the very beginning → desde el comienzo mismo
that very day → ese mismo día
in this very house → en esta misma casa
he's the very man we want → es justo el hombre que buscamos
at that very moment → en ese mismo momento
it's the very thing! → ¡es justo lo que necesitamos!
those were his very words → eso fue exactamente lo que dijo
the very idea! → ¡qué cosas dices!, ¡cómo se te ocurre!
the very thought (of it) makes me feel sick → con sólo pensarlo me da náuseas
at the very bottom → abajo del todo
at the very end → justo al final, al final de todo
at the very top → arriba del todo
He's very tall → Il est très grand.
It's not very interesting → Ce n'est pas très intéressant.
They understand things very quickly → Ils comprennent les choses très vite.
I'm very sorry → Je suis vraiment désolé.
very little pron → très peu; adj → très peu de
They have very little money
very well → très bien
very much adv → beaucoup; adj → beaucoup de
He's very much like my father → Il ressemble beaucoup à mon père.
I like him very much → Je l'aime beaucoup.
There isn't very much water → Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'eau.
very much so (in replies) → énormément
the very last → le tout dernier, la toute dernière
at the very least → à tout le moins
Those were his very words → Ce furent ses paroles mêmes.
She died in this very house
BUT Elle est morte ici-même dans cette maison.
in the very house where ... . → dans la maison même où ...
the very thought → la seule pensée
the very though of doing sth → la seule pensée de faire qch
The very thought of it alarms me → Cette seule pensée m'effraie., Je m'effraie à cette seule pensée.
at the very top [building, mountain] → tout en haut; [hierarchy, organization] → aux échelons les plus élevés
We still don't have enough women at the very top → Nous n'avons toujours pas assez de femmes aux échelons les plus élevés.
the very end → la toute fin
at the very end → à la toute fin
the very beginning → le tout début
He was wrong from the very beginning → Il avait tort depuis le tout début.
very happy → molto felice, felicissimo/a
it's very cold → fa molto freddo
very well → molto bene
very little → molto poco
very much → molto, tanto (stronger) → moltissimo, tantissimo
very much younger → molto più giovane
are you tired? - (yes,) very → sei stanco? - (sì,) tanto
he's so very poor → è poverissimo
the very last → l'ultimissimo/a, proprio l'ultimo/a
the very latest design → l'ultimissimo modello
they are the very best of friends → sono grandissimi amici
to wish sb the very best of luck → augurare a qn ogni fortuna
at the very most → al massimo
at the very least → come minimo, almeno
at the very latest → al più tardi
he won't come until 9 o'clock, at the very earliest → non arriverà prima delle 9, al più presto
the very same hat → lo stesso identico cappello
it's my very own → è proprio mio
that very day → quello stesso giorno
his very words → le sue stesse parole
her very words were ... → le sue parole testuali furono...
he's the very man we want → è proprio l'uomo che cercavamo
the very book which → proprio il libro che
the very thing! → proprio quel che ci vuole!
the very thought (of it) alarms me → il solo pensiero mi spaventa, sono spaventato solo al pensiero
the very idea! → neanche per sogno!
very→ جِدّاً velmi meget sehr πολύ muy erittäin très vrlo molto 非常に 대단히 erg svært bardzo muito очень mycket อย่างมาก çok rất 很
- Thank you very much
- I'm very sorry
- I speak very little English
- It's very kind of you to invite me
- It's very kind of you to invite us
- That's very kind of you
- I like you very much
- You're very attractive (US)
You are very attractive (UK)
- It's very hot
- The snow is very heavy
- It's very near
- My dorm-mates are very noisy
- Is it very steep?
- The connection seems very slow
- We've been waiting for a very long time
- I'm very sorry; I didn't know the rules (US)
I'm very sorry, I didn't know the regulations (UK)
- It doesn't taste very good (US)
It doesn't taste very nice (UK)
- The food is very greasy