In dictionaries 很 is translated as 'very' but I'm not sure this is correct.
If I want to say "I am happy" the mandarin is 我很高兴. The character 很 is used even though the english phrase shows no sign that I am very happy or extremely happy.
I have been told to say 我非常高兴 if I am feeling more happy than normal
So does the character 很 show any indication that I am 'very' happy?