Italian Adverbs

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Italian Adverbs

Learning the Italian Adverbs displayed below is vital to the language. Italian 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 Italian many adverbs are formed starting from the correspondent adjective, by adding usually the suffix mente to the feminine singular form (the same way we add –ly to an adjective in English).

Ex. the adjective lento (slow) becomes the adverb lentamente (slowly), where “lenta” is the feminine form of the adjective.

Notice: Some differences occur when the adjective ends with –e (used for both masculine and feminine): in this case, we usually omit the –e and we add the suffix –mente.

Ex. the adjective “credibile” (credible) becomes the adverb “credibilmente” (credibly).

Here are some other examples:

English AdverbsItalian Adverbs
adverbsavverbi
I read a book sometimesOgni tanto leggo un libro
I will never smokenon fumerò mai
are you alone?Sei solo?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Italian has a logical pattern. Locate the Adverbs above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Italian.

Grammar Tips:

While in English adverbs are usually formed by adding (-ly) to adjectives. In Italian many adverbs are formed from adjectives, simply by adding the suffix -mente to the singular feminine form of adjectives. Examples:

 

Lento (slow) becomes lentamente (slowly)

Perfetto (perfect) becomes perfettamente (perfectly)

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

Adesso (now), davvero (really), e subito (soon) are all Italian adverbs.


List of Adverbs in Italian

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

English AdverbsItalian Adverbs
adverbs of timeavverbi di tempo
yesterdayieri
todayoggi
tomorrowdomani
nowora
thenpoi (or)allora (consequence)
laterpiù tardi
tonightstasera
right nowadesso
last nightla notte scorsa
this morningstamattina
next weekla prossima settimana
alreadygià
recentlyrecentemente
latelyultimamente
soonpresto
immediatelyimmediatamente
stillancora
yetancora
agofa
adverbs of placeavverbi di luogo
herequi
there
over therelaggiù
everywhereovunque
anywhereovunque, in qualsiasi luogo
nowhereda nessuna parte
homecasa
awayvia
outfuori
adverbs of manneravverbi di modo
verymolto
quiteabbastanza
prettypiuttosto
reallyveramente
fastveloce
wellbene
hardcon fatica, tenacemente
quicklyrapidamente
slowlylentamente
carefullyattentamente (or)con cura
hardlyappena (or)a fatica
barelya mala pena
mostlyper la maggiparte
almostquasi
absolutelyassolutamente
togetherinsieme
aloneda solo
adverbs of frequencyavverbi di frequenza
alwayssempre
frequentlyfrequentemente
usuallysolitamente
sometimesa volte
occasionallyoccasionalmente
seldomraramente
rarelyraramente
nevermai

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