French translation of 'very'
1. (= extremely) très
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 (pronoun) très peu; (adjective) très peu de
very well très bien
very much (adverb) beaucoup; (adjective) 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
2. (with superlatives) tout (except with fem adj beginning with a consonant or an aspirate h) ⧫ toute (with fem adj beginning with a consonant or an aspirate h)
the very last le tout dernier ⧫ la toute dernière
at the very least à tout le moins
3. (= exactly) exactement
the very same thing exactement la même chose
the very same day exactement le même jour
1. (= actual) même (after n)
Those were his very words. Ce furent ses paroles mêmes.
She died in this very house. Elle est morte ici-même dans cette maison.
in the very house where ... . dans la maison même où ...
2. (= mere) seul(e)
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.
3. (= extreme)
at the very back of sth tout au fond de qch
at the very top [of building, mountain] tout en haut; [of 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.
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Example Sentences Including 'very'
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That beat is one of very few moments of real tenderness in the film.The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
He was a very funny man.Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)
She wanted to do it and it would have been very churlish to say no.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We felt we had already given it our very best shot.The Sun (2014)
We have really used the book text and changed very little of it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Were you also very determined to make something very different to your previous albums?The Sun (2009)
But only at the very, very end.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He gives us a very good balance.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He seems certain to go very close.The Sun (2012)
The fans here have been very good to me.The Sun (2016)
They are strong in certain areas and very strong in others.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They are very well organised and stubborn.The Sun (2010)
We are all involved in an industry where there is corruption from the very top.The Sun (2016)
We are playing very well in a shape defensively and can build on that.The Sun (2016)
We improved in the second half and defended very well.The Sun (2014)
What it does is give us a very good indication.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
You are expected to be right at the top from the very beginning.The Sun (2013)
And a very certain opposition as well: some of it sensible, a good deal of it plain hysterical.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It will come back up very quickly.The Sun (2016)
Otherwise you could end up feeling very rueful.The Sun (2017)
The staff say all will be back to normal very soon.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There are lots of very different ones.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Those two songs at the end are very touching.The Sun (2006)
We have a very good squad with very good players.The Sun (2008)
We have a very good take on it.The Sun (2012)
We said very little to each other.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We will have very little say in what happens.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It often turned out to be very little.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They do not like humans very much.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This is a demoralising message and can discourage women from aiming for the very top.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'very'
Extremely Common. very is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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British English: very /ˈvɛrɪ/ ADVERB
Very is used before a word to make it stronger.
She had a very bad dream.
- American English: very
- Arabic: جِدّاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: muito
- Chinese: 很
- Croatian: vrlo
- Czech: velmi
- Danish: meget
- Dutch: erg
- European Spanish: muy
- Finnish: erittäin
- French: très
- German: sehr
- Greek: πολύ
- Italian: molto
- Japanese: 非常に
- Korean: 대단히
- Norwegian: svært
- Polish: bardzo
- European Portuguese: muito
- Romanian: foarte
- Russian: очень
- Spanish: muy
- Swedish: mycket
- Thai: อย่างมาก
- Turkish: çok
- Ukrainian: дуже
- Vietnamese: rất
Translation of very from the Collins English to French Dictionary