How do you use to make an adverbs formation in Spanish?
Learn how to use adverbs of formation in Spanish. Adverbs are words that describe, or modify, verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.
Note:Most Spanish adverbs are formed by adding “-mente”to the feminine singular form of the
adjective. This ending corresponds to -ly in English.
English– Adjective– Fem. Form– Adverb
clear, clearly– claro– clara– claramente
constant, constantly– constante– constante– constantemente
hard, hardly– difícil– difícil– difícilmente
Note: When an adjective has a written accent, the adverb retains it.
Note: Another way to form an adverb is to use the preposition “con” + the singular form of the noun.
cuidadosamente or con cuidado
perfectamente or con perfección
cariñosamente or con cariño
Here is a list of some common ones:
bastante – quite
demasiado – too
mal – badly
mucho – a lot
muy – very
nunca – never
peor – worse
poco – little
siempre – always
Note: When two adverbs modify the same verb, only the second one uses the “-mente” ending. Note that the first adverb is the same as the feminine singular form of the adjective.
Paola trabaja lenta y cuidadosamente. – Paola works slowly and
El chica le habló clara y firmemente. – The girl spoke to her clearly and firmly
Read more about the adverbs in Spanish:
Adverbs of Mode in Spanish
Adverbs of Time in Spanish
Adverbs of Place in Spanish