очень

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown:

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈot͡ɕɪnʲ]
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

о́чень (óčenʹ)

  1. very, really, much, very much
    Synonyms: изря́дно (izrjádno), весьма́ (vesʹmá), дю́же (djúže)
    Тако́е случа́ется о́чень ре́дко.Takóje slučájetsja óčenʹ rédko.This happens very rarely.
    Я о́чень люблю́ тебя́.Ja óčenʹ ljubljú tebjá.I really love you. / I love you very much.
    Э́то о́чень тру́дно.Éto óčenʹ trúdno.It's really hard.

Predicative[edit]

о́чень (óčenʹ)

  1. (colloquial, chiefly in the negative) not very good, not very well
    Всё прошло́ не о́чень.Vsjo prošló ne óčenʹ.It didn't go very well.
    Дела́ иду́т не о́чень.Delá idút ne óčenʹ.Things aren't going very well.
    Всё вы́глядит не о́чень.Vsjo výgljadit ne óčenʹ.Things don't look very good.
    Э́то звучи́т не о́чень.Éto zvučít ne óčenʹ.That doesn't sound very good.

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “очень”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Alexander Lehrman (1987), “The Etymology of OЧEНЬ”, in Russian Linguistics, volume 11, issue 1, pages 31-36