The word ‘very’ is used a lot to emphasize on something, it is an intensifier. For example if some food is extremely tasty, then in spoken English conversation we tend to express ourselves by saying, “the food is very, very tasty.” However, there are better words to use like delicious, lip smacking or even yummy. In this English speaking lesson you will learn words that will convey the right emotion and we can avoid using a word like very, repeatedly just to make something sound more convincing. Add these intensifiers in your English vocabulary to speak fluent English just like native English speakers.
So let’s have a look at some words we can learn so that we can drop very where it is not required.
Very beautiful – Gorgeous, Stunning
Ex: I saw a gorgeous model at the mall the other day.
Very loud – Deafening
Ex: We heard a deafening sound around 11 last night.
Very happy – Elated
Ex The athlete felt elated when she won her first gold medal.
Very sad – Depressed
Ex: My friend has been depressed since his recent break up.
Very confused – Baffled
Ex: There were so many phone models at the shop that I got baffled and could not make a choice.
Very big – Massive, Gigantic
Ex: Claire has a massive house in the countryside.
Very small – Tiny, Teeny, Miniscule
Ex: This box is tiny; I can’t fit in all of my stationery items in it.