Malagasy Adverbs

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Malagasy Adverbs

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

Malagasy 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 Malagasy there is no one way to form adverbs. They are most of the time adverbs by nature. In some cases you can form adverb by repeating the word root of adjectives twice, preceded by the particle “tsi”. But this method can also be used for other purposes. In general repeating the word root twice emphasizes or deemphasizes the meaning. Examples:

Adverbs by nature: haingana (quick); izao (now)

By repeating the root twice and adding the prefix “tsi-“: mora (slow) => tsimoramora (slowly); kely (small) => tsikelikely (little by little)


Here are some examples:

English AdverbsMalagasy Adverbs
adverbsMpisolo
I read a book sometimesmamaky boky aho indraindary
I will never smoketsy hifoka izany mihitsy aho/tsy hifoka mandrakizay aho
are you alone?irery va ianao?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Malagasy.

List of Adverbs in Malagasy

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

English AdverbsMalagasy Adverbs
adverbs of timeMpisolo fotoana
yesterdayomaly
todayanio
tomorrowrahampitso
nowizao/amin'izao fotoana izao
thenavy eo
laterrehefa avy eo
tonightra-alina
right nowizao dia izao
last nightomaly alina
this morninganio maraina/izao maraina izao
next weekamin'ny herinandro
alreadyefa
recentlyvao haingana/vao tsy ela
latelytaty aoriana
soontsy ho ela
immediatelymaika
stillmbola
yetanefa/efa
agolasa/taloha
adverbs of placeMpisolo toerana
hereeto
thereery
over thereery
everywhereeny rehetra eny
anywherena aiza na aiza
nowheretsy aiza tsy aiza
hometrano
awaylasa/lavitra
outivelany
adverbs of mannerMpisolo toetra
verytena
quiteeo ho eo
prettyazo lazaina
reallytena
fasthaingana
welltsara
hardenjana/mafy
quicklyhaingana
slowlymiadana
carefullyamim-pitandremana
hardlyzara raha
barelyzara raha
mostlyny ankamaroany
almostsaika
absolutelytena
togethermiaraka
aloneirery
adverbs of frequencyFiverimberenana
alwaysfoana
frequentlymatetika
usuallymatetika
sometimesindraindray
occasionallyindraindray
seldomindraindray
rarelyzara raha/tsy matetika
nevertsy mihitsy

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