Arabic Adverbs

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Arabic Adverbs

Learning the Arabic Adverbs is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Arabic language. But first we need to know what the role of Adverbs is in the structure of the grammar in Arabic.

Arabic 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. In Arabic an adverb is mostly translated with an adverb in the 4th declension like هو يتكلمم كثيراً عن ابنه Huwa yatakallam kathiiran 3an ibnihi (he speaks a lot about his son). Here are some examples:

English AdverbsArabic Adverbs
adverbsظُرُوْف - thorowf
I read a book sometimesأَقْرَأ كِتَابا احَيَانَا - aaqraa ketaaba ahaeeaanaa
I will never smokeأَنَا لَن ادخّن ابَدَا - aanaa lan adkhn abadaa
are you alone?هَل أَنْت وَحْدَك؟ - hal aant wahdak?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Arabic.

List of Adverbs in Arabic

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

English AdverbsArabic Adverbs
adverbs of timeظُرُوْف الْوَقْت - thorowf alwaqt
yesterdayأَمْس - aams
todayالْيَوْم - aleeawm
tomorrowغَدا - ghada
nowالْآَن - alaan
thenثُم - thom
laterفِيْمَا بَعْد - feeemaa ba'd
tonightهَذِه الْلَّيْلَة - hatheh allaeelah
right nowفِي الْوَقْت الْحَالِي - feee alwaqt alhaaleee
last nightلَيْلَة أَمْس - laeelah aams
this morningهَذَا الْصَّبَاح - hathaa alsabaah
next weekالْأُسْبُوْع الْمُقْبِل - alaosbow' almoqbel
alreadyسَابِقَا - saabeqaa
recentlyمُؤَخَّرا - mo'akhara
latelyمُؤَخَّرا - mo'akhara
soonقَرِيْبا - qareeeba
immediatelyفَوْرَا - fawraa
stillلَا يَزَال - laa eeazaal
yetبَعْد - ba'd
agoمُنْذ - month
adverbs of placeظُرُوْف مَكَان - thorowf makaan
hereهُنَا - honaa
thereهُنَاك - honaak
over thereهُنَاك - honaak
everywhereفِي كُل مَكَان - feee kol makaan
anywhereفِي أَي مَكَان - feee aaee makaan
nowhereلَا مَكَان - laa makaan
homeمُنَزَّل - monazal
awayبَعِيْدا - ba'eeeda
outخَارِج - khaarej
adverbs of mannerظُرُوْف مِن الْطَّرِيْقَة - thorowf men altareeeqah
veryجَدَّا - jadaa
quiteتَمَامَا - tamaamaa
prettyجَمِيْل - jameeel
reallyحَقّا - haqa
fastسَرِيْع - sareee'
wellجَيِّد - jaeeed
hardالثَّابِت - althaabet
quicklyبِسُرْعَة - besor'ah
slowlyبِبُطْء - bebot'
carefullyبِعِنَايَة - be'enaaeeah
hardlyبِالْكَاد - bealkaad
barelyبِالْكَاد - bealkaad
mostlyفِي الْغَالِب - feee alghaaleb
almostتَقْرَيْبَا - taqreeban
absolutelyإِطْلاقَا - eetlaqaa
togetherمَعَا - ma'aa
aloneوَحْدَهَا - wahdahaa
adverbs of frequencyظُرُوْف مِن الْتَّرَدُّد - thorowf men altaradod
alwaysدَائِمَا - daa'emaa
frequentlyكَثِيْرا - katheeera
usuallyعَادَة - 'aadah
sometimesأَحْيَانا - aaheeaana
occasionallyأَحْيَانا - aaheeaana
seldomنَادِرَا مَا - naaderaa maa
rarelyنَادِرا - naadera
neverأَبَدا - aabada

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