The verb 数 is used in phrases like “to be considered the bravest”, “to consider him a friend”.
The verb 数 comes before words that mean either a person, object or phenomenon.
Sentences with 数 often come with the word 最 , which is used to indicate an object with the highest qualities.
where? among whom?
He is considered to be the smartest in his family
quánjiā shù tā zuì cōngmíng
Of all the people that I know, he is considered to be the most serious
wǒ rènshí de rén dāngzhōng, shù tā zuì wěnzhòng
Parts of the sentence can be replaced:
Either 就 or 要 often come before the verb 数.
Most of all, I can’t stand such irresponsible people
wǒ zuì bù néng róngrěn de jiù shù shì zhè zhǒng bú fùzérèn de rén
Yihe Yuan is considered to be the most famous park
zuì yǒumíng de gōngyuán yào shù yíhéyuán
After the verb 数, complements of possibility are often used:
If talking about intelligence, we can’t include Xiao Wang in the discussion
yào shuō cōngming, hái shǔbushàng xiǎo wáng
This place must be considered to bethe most picturesque in China
zhèlǐ yìnggāi shǔdeshàng shì zhōngguó zuì měi de fēngjǐng zhīyī le