In Chinese, nouns are linked in different ways to adjectives and other nouns. Nouns are linked to nouns with 是 (shì). Nouns are linked to adjectives with 很 (hěn).
Noun + 很 + Adj
The noun in this structure is the subject of the sentence. Sometimes the 很 (hěn) in this structure is translated as "very", but often it is just a way to link a noun to an adjective.
In the following examples, 很 (hěn) is just a link, and the sentences could be translated as "(Noun) is (adjective)".
以下的例子中，"很"只是起连接作用，句子可以被译为"(名词) is (形容词)"。
wǒ hěn hǎo.
nǐ hěn piàoliang.
You are pretty.
tā hěn gāoxìng.
He is happy.
lǎobǎn hěn shēngqì.
The boss is angry.
wǒ gēge yě hěn gāo.
My elder brother is also tall.
nǐ jiā yě hěn yuǎn ma?
Is your house also far away?
tā hé tā dìdi dōu hěn shuài.
His younger brother and him are both handsome.
Remember that 是 (shì) is not used to link adjectives to nouns. This is often a classic mistake that almost everyone makes when learning Chinese. Make sure you use 很 (hěn) and not 是 (shì) to link adjectives to nouns, as shown below:
He is tall.
tā shì gāo.
tā hěn gāo.
Translated from: allsetlearning
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