Estonian Adverbs

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Estonian Adverbs

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

Estonian 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 Estonian many adverbs are formed from adjectives, simply by using the ablative case of the adjective. Examples:

 

Aeglane (slow) becomes aeglaselt (slowly)

Kaunis (beautiful) becomes kaunilt (beautifully)

However that’s not always the case. Some words are adverbs by nature. For example:

Nüüd (now), tõesti (really), and varsti (soon) are all Estonian adverbs.


Here are some examples:

English AdverbsEstonian Adverbs
adverbsmäärsõnad
I read a book sometimesMa loen vahel raamatut
I will never smokeMa ei suitseta kunagi
are you alone?Kas sa oled üksi?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Estonian.

List of Adverbs in Estonian

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

English AdverbsEstonian Adverbs
adverbs of timeAjamäärused
yesterdayeile
todaytäna
tomorrowhomme
nownüüd
thensiis
laterhiljem
tonighttäna õhtul
right nowkohe
last nighteile õhtul
this morningtäna hommikul
next weekJärgmisel nädalal
alreadyjuba
recentlyhiljuti
latelyviimasel ajal
soonvarsti
immediatelyotsekohe
stillikka veel
yetveel
agotagasi
adverbs of placekohamäärused
heresiin
thereseal
over thereseal eemal
everywherekõikjal
anywherekuskil
nowheremitte kuskil
homekodu
awayära
outväljas
adverbs of mannerviisimäärused
veryväga
quiteüpris
prettyüsna
reallytõesti
fastkiire
wellhästi
hardraske
quicklykiiresti
slowlyaeglaselt
carefullyhoolikalt
hardlyvaevalt
barelyvaevalt
mostlyenamasti
almostpeaaegu
absolutelyabsoluutselt
togetherkoos
aloneüksi
adverbs of frequencySageduse määrsõnad
alwaysalati
frequentlysageli
usuallytavaliselt
sometimesmõnikord
occasionallyvahetevahel
seldomharva
rarelyharuharva
nevermitte kunagi

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


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