Japanese Adverbs

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Japanese Adverbs

Learning the Japanese Adverbs displayed below is vital to the language. Japanese 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. Here are some examples:

English AdverbsJapanese Adverbs
adverbsfukushi - 副詞
I read a book sometimeswatashi wa tokidoki hon wo yomi masu - 私は時々本を読みます
I will never smokewatashi wa kesshite tabako wo suwa nai deshou - 私は決してたばこを吸わないでしょう
are you alone?hitori desu ka ? - 一人ですか?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Japanese.

List of Adverbs in Japanese

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

English AdverbsJapanese Adverbs
adverbs of timejikan no fukushi - 時間の副詞
yesterdaykinou - 昨日
todaykyou - 今日
tomorrowashita - 明日
nowima -
thensonotoki - そのとき
lateratode - 後で
tonightkon ya - 今夜
right nowtada ima - ただ今
last nightsakuya - 昨夜
this morningkesa - 今朝
next weekraishuu - 来週
alreadysudeni - すでに
recentlysaikin - 最近
latelysaikin - 最近
soonsugu ni - すぐに
immediatelyima sugu ni - 今すぐに
stillmada - まだ
yetmada - まだ
agomae -
adverbs of placebasho no fukushi - 場所の副詞
herekoko - ここ
theresoko - そこ
over thereasoko - あそこ
everywheredoko demo - どこでも
anywheredoko ka - どこか
nowheredoko ni mo … nai - どこにも~ない
homeuchi -
awayhanare te - 離れて
outsoto de - 外で
adverbs of mannerhouhou no fukushi - 方法の副詞
verytotemo - とても
quitekanari - かなり
prettysoutou ni - 相当に
reallyhontou ni - 本当に
fasthayaku - 速く
wellyoku - よく
hardhageshiku - 激しく
quicklysubayaku - 素早く
slowlyyukkuri - ゆっくり
carefullychuui bukaku - 注意深く
hardlyhotondo … nai - ほとんど~ない
barelywazuka ni - わずかに
mostlyookata wa - 大方は
almosthotondo - ほとんど
absolutelyzettai ni - 絶対に
togetherissho ni - 一緒に
alonehitori de - 独りで
adverbs of frequencykaisuu no fukushi - 回数の副詞
alwaysitsumo - いつも
frequentlyshibashiba - しばしば
usuallytsuujou - 通常
sometimestokidoki - 時々
occasionallytama ni - たまに
seldommetta ni - めったに
rarelymare ni - まれに
neverkesshi te - 決して

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