Translation of very in German:


Pronunciation: /ˈverɪ/

attrib. adj.

  • 1 (precise, exact) genau you're the very person I wanted to see genau dich wollte ich sehen at the very moment when … im selben Augenblick, als … at the very centre genau in der Mitte the very thing genau das Richtige
  • 2 (extreme) at the very back/front ganz hinten/vorn at the very end/beginning ganz am Ende/Anfang from the very beginning von Anfang an only a very little nur ein ganz kleines bisschen
  • 4 (absolute) absolut [Minimum, Maximum] the very most I can offer is … ich kann allerhöchstens … anbieten for the very last time zum allerletzten Mal
  • 5emphat. before their very eyes vor ihren Augen


  • 1 (extremely) sehr it's very near es ist ganz in der Nähe very probably höchstwahrscheinlich not very much nicht sehr very little [nur] sehr wenig [verstehen, essen] thank you [very,] very much [vielen,] vielen Dank
  • 2 (absolutely) aller [best…, -letzt…, -leichtest…] at the very latest allerspätestens
  • 3 (precisely) the very same one genau der-/die-/dasselbe

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