Adverbs of Formation in Spanish

How do you use to make an adverbs formation in Spanish?

Adverbs of 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.


cuidadoso (carefully)

cuidadosamente or con cuidado

perfecto (perfectly)

perfectamente or con perfección

cariñoso (affectionately)

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

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