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Synonyms for Très

Learn some informal ways to say "very" in French


If you want to make your French sound more, well, French, one place to start is with your vocabulary. In French classes, you tend to learn the most common, basic terms. The adverb très is one example of a very common word that can be replaced by any of a number of synonyms, in both normal and informal registers. Take a look at this lesson to learn some different ways to say "very," and be sure to note the differences in intensity. Click on each word to hear it pronounced.

Bougrement - terribly, really

Tu vas bougrement vite
You're going terribly fast

Cette classe est bougrement difficile
This class is really/bloody difficult


awfully, terribly, really

Ton film est drôlement bon
Your movie is awfully good

C'est drôlement difficile
It's really difficult, (UK) It isn't half difficult

Follement - incredibly

C'était follement intéressant
It was incredibly interesting

Il est follement amusant
He is really very funny

Hyper - really, mega

Elle est hyper sympa, cette nana
That girl is really nice

C'est hyper important
It's mega important

Joliment - really

On est joliment bien ici
We're doing really well here; This is a really good place/situation for us

Il était joliment en retard
He was really late

Rudement - really, terribly

Ton chapeau est rudement moche
Your hat is really ugly

C'est rudement bon que...
It's really good that...

Vachement - really, (UK) bloody

C'est vachement difficile !
It's really/bloody difficult!

C'est vachement important pour moi
It's really important to me

Return to page 1 for normal register synonyms for très like bien, vraiment, and more.
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