Answer to the Exercise on “好(hǎo)” – A “Very” Versatile Word

Correct Answer: B

In the Chinese language, “好(hǎo)” is usually used as an adjective meaning “good,” such as “好书(hǎoshū) good books, ” “好人(hǎorén) good person,” etc.


Nǐ shì yígè hǎorén!
你 是  一个     好人!
You are a good person!

Richard: Nǎinai, nín zuìjìn shēntǐ hǎo ma?
Richard:奶奶,您   最近     身体 好    吗?
Richard: Grandma, how have you been lately?

Nǎinai: Wǒ shēntǐ hěn hǎo.
奶奶:  我   身体    很    好。
Grandmother: I’ve been fine.

However, “好(hǎo)” can also be used before adjectives as an adverb of degree to express the meaning of “so,” “very,” etc. Examples of this include, “好漂亮(hǎo piàoliang) so beautiful,” “好多(hǎo duō) very many,” “好远(hǎo yuǎn) really far,” etc.
The structure is: 好(hǎo) + Adjective


Jīntiān chāoshì lǐ de rén hǎoduō a!
今天       超市   里 的 人    好多   啊!
There are so many people in the supermarket today!

Linda de nán péngyou hǎo shuài!
Linda 的   男    朋友      好        帅!
Linda’s boyfriend is really handsome.

In our test, we can understand that Helen thinks the article of clothing is very beautiful, and Li Li thinks it is very expensive, so the correct answer is B.
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