Afrikaans Adverbs

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Afrikaans Adverbs

Learning the Afrikaans Adverbs displayed below is vital to the language. Afrikaans adverbs are part of speech. Generally they're words that modify any part of language other than a noun. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs.

Grammar Tips:

While in English adverbs are usually formed by adding (-ly) to adjectives. In Afrikaans adverbs are used to modify clauses, phrases and sentences directly.  There are adverbs of time, place, manner and frequency. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs. Here are some examples:

 

I read a book sometimes.  Ek lees soms ’n boek.

Versigtig (carefully) stays versigtig.

We had guests last night.  Ons het gister aand gaste gehad.

 

Stadig (slow) stays stadig (slowly)

Perfek (perfect) stays perfek (perfectly)

Some words are adverbs by nature. For example:

Nou (now), regtig (really), and binnekort (soon) are all Afrikaans adverbs.


Here are some examples:

English AdverbsAfrikaans Adverbs
adverbsbywoorde
I read a book sometimesEk lees soms n' boek
I will never smokeEk sal nooit rook nie
are you alone?is jy alleen?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Afrikaans.

List of Adverbs in Afrikaans

Below is a list of the Adverbs of time place manner and frequency in Afrikaans placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Afrikaans vocabulary.

English AdverbsAfrikaans Adverbs
adverbs of timebywoorde van tyd
yesterdaygister
todayvandag
tomorrowmôre
nownou
thentoe
laterlater
tonightvanaand
right nownou
last nightgister aand
this morningvan oggend
next weekvolgende week
alreadyal reeds
recentlyonlangs
latelydie afgelope tyd
soonbinnekort
immediatelyonmiddellik
stillnog altyd
yetNog
agogelede
adverbs of placebywoorde van plek
herehier
theredaar
over theredaar
everywhereoral
anywhereenige plek
nowherenêrens
homehuis
awayweg
outuit
adverbs of mannerbywoorde van die wyse
verybaie
quitenogal baie
prettymooi
reallywerklik / regtig
fastvinnig
wellgoed
hardharde
quicklyvinnig
slowlystadig
carefullyversigtig
hardlyskaars
barelyskaars
mostlymeestal
almostbyna
absolutelyabsoluut
togethersaam
alonealleen
adverbs of frequencybywoorde van die frekwensie
alwaysaltyd
frequentlydikwils
usuallygewoonlik
sometimessoms
occasionallySoms
seldomselde
rarelyselde
nevernooit

Adverbs of time place manner and frequency have a very important role in Afrikaans. Once you're done with Afrikaans Adverbs, you might want to check the rest of our Afrikaans lessons here: Learn Afrikaans. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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