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very

División en sílabas: ver·y
Pronunciación: /ˈverē
 
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Definición de very en inglés:

adverbio

1Used for emphasis.
Example sentences
  • Yorkshire and especially Bradford must be very proud of this wonderful caring celebrity.
  • James, especially, took it very badly when he told them how useless they were.
  • It was a dark, deep chocolate truffle with a very distinct bite of fresh black pepper.
1.1In a high degree: very large very quickly very much so
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • People seem to take the idea of Kevin Bacon, and his Six degrees, very seriously.
  • This is something that you learn quite quickly and is very easy to exploit if you want free technical support.
  • There has been a very high degree of co-operation between everyone involved in this case.
1.2 (with superlative or own) Used to emphasize that the following description applies without qualification: the very best quality his very own car
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I've seen a lot of movies, but this is truly one of the very best I could ever hope to see.

adjetivo

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1Actual; precise (used to emphasize the exact identity of a particular person or thing): those were his very words he might be phoning her at this very moment transformed before our very eyes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He was quickly displaying the very mental toughness which has been lacking among his players.
Sinónimos
exact, actual, precise
1.1Emphasizing an extreme point in time or space: from the very beginning of the book at the very back of the skull
1.2With no addition of or contribution from anything else; mere: the very thought of drink made him feel sick
Sinónimos
mere, simple, pure;
sheer
1.3 archaic Real; genuine: the very God of Heaven

Origen

Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'real, genuine'): from Old French verai, based on Latin verus 'true'.

Frases

not very

1
1In a low degree: Bad news?” “Not very.”
2Far from being: I’m not very impressed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We were not very impressed to find out that Delft is also famous for small white tiles decorated in blue paint.
  • I went out at about 11 and saw one or two streaks though it was not very impressive.
  • My friend was not very impressed and it was obvious that he did not want to know anything about Islam.

the very idea!

2
see idea.

the very same

3
see same.

very well

4
(or dated very good)
Used to express agreement or consent: oh very well then, come in

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