Spanish Adverb

An adverb is a word that modifies (describes) a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

Many Spanish adverbs end in -mente, while their English equivalents usually end in -ly.

For example:

  • Él habla rápidamente. - He speaks quickly.
  • Me siento perfectamente bien. - I feel perfectly well.

Adverbs that end in -mente-ly are usually adverbs of manner: they describe how something is done.

These two adverbs are also adverbs of manner: bien and mal.

    • Él habla español muy bien. - He speaks Spanish very well.
    • Has escrito mal mi nombre. - You have writen my name wrongly.

But there are many other types of adverbs.

  1. Adverbs of frequency (a menudo - oftenmañana - tomorrow)
  2. Adverbs of place (aquí -herecerca near)
  3. Adverbs of quantity (mucho - a lot, demasiado - too much, muy - very)
  4. Adverbs of time (ayer yesterdayhoy today)
  5. Comparative adverbs (más -more, menos -less)
  6. Interrogative adverbs (cuándo -when, por qué why)
  7. Negative adverbs (casi nunca - hardly, ever, nunca -never)
  8. Superlative adverbs (el más - the mostel menos - the least)

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