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I'm having trouble with the following: えらく愉しい事続きなんだ

I don't know the meaning of えらく as I've never seen that word before.

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It's a form of the adjective えらい. –  Zhen Lin Mar 4 at 17:39
Try swapping えらく for すごく. Do you understand the meaning then? –  Ash Mar 4 at 17:43
Yes! Thank you. –  Storm Echo Mar 4 at 19:52

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Though this seems already answered, I decided to make it more complete.

"えらく" is a kind of adverb(副詞) that is used to emphasize on something.

Some examples I came up with...

But overall i don't think i hear this very often. If you just want to emphasize, "すごく” or "とても” would be a better choice.

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How is "すごい” or "とても” a better choice? –  非回答者 Mar 5 at 1:03
えらく can be replace by すごい often, but すごく can't be replaced by えらく all the time. –  hide Mar 5 at 1:09
1) A can be replaced by B often but B can't be replaced by A all the time, doesn't make B a better choice. 2) えらく is 連用形 of an i-adjective and とても is an adverb (i.e. they modify 用言) while すごい is the plain form of an i-adjective (i.e. modifies 体言). 3) "i don't think i hear this very often" → Probably because this usage is pretty colloquial. You might not see/hear it in textbooks or formal conversation. –  Choko Mar 5 at 6:10
Thanks for your comment. I already fixed my answer. –  hide Mar 6 at 1:51

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