Dutch Adverbs

If you're trying to learn Dutch Adverbs which is also called Nederlands, check our courses about Adverbs of time place manner and frequency... to help you with your Dutch grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Dutch. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Dutch Adverbs

Learning the Dutch 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 Dutch language. But first we need to know what the role of Adverbs is in the structure of the grammar in Dutch.

Dutch 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 Dutch adverbs are equal to the adjective. Examples:

 

Een traag schip (a slow ship) remains unchanged in : Hij werkt traag (He’s working slowly).

Een mooi huis (a beautiful house) remains unchanged in : Ze zingt mooi (She sings beautifully)

Een lelijk eendje (an ungly little duck) remains unchanged in : Hij doet lelijk (He’s not being nice).


Here are some examples:

English AdverbsDutch Adverbs
adverbsbijwoorden
I read a book sometimesIk lees soms een boek.
I will never smokeIk zal nooit roken.
are you alone?Ben je alleen?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Dutch.

List of Adverbs in Dutch

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

English AdverbsDutch Adverbs
adverbs of timebijwoorden van tijd
yesterdaygisteren
todayvandaag
tomorrowmorgen
nownu
thendan
laterlater
tonightvanavond
right nownu
last nightgisteravond
this morningdeze ochtend/vanmorgen
next weekvolgende week
alreadyreeds/al
recentlyonlangs
latelyde laatste tijd
soonspoedig/snel
immediatelyonmiddellijk/meteen
stillnog/nog steeds
yetnog/(depends on context)
agogeleden
adverbs of placebijwoorden over plaats
herehier
thereer/daar
over theredaarginds
everywhereoveral
anywhereoveral
nowherenergens
homethuis
awayweg
outuit
adverbs of mannerbijwoorden over wijze
veryzeer/heel/erg
quitenogal
prettyvrij
reallyecht
fastsnel
wellgoed
hardhard
quicklysnel/vlug
slowlylangzaam/traag
carefullyvoorzichtig
hardlynauwelijks
barelynauwelijks
mostlymerendeels
almostbijna
absolutelyabsoluut
togethersamen
alonealleen
adverbs of frequencybijwoorden over aantal
alwaysaltijd
frequentlyvaak
usuallygewoonlijk
sometimessoms
occasionallyaf en toe
seldomzelden
rarelyzelden
nevernooit

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


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