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Expressing a Relative Quality
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Expressing an Absolute Quality 很 hěn (= very)
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Expressing an Absolute Quality 很hěn (= very)

 

If one wants to express that China is absolutely big and not only in comparison with Germany, one can put the adverb 很 hěn (= very) in front of the adjective in order to neutralize the relative meaning of the adjective-verb.

 

zhōngguóhěn_
middlecountryverybig_
Chinavery, quitebig, old, main
China is (absolutely) big.
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guóhěnxiǎo_
virtuecountryverysmall_
Germanyvery, quitesmall
Germany is (absolutely) small.
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