Portuguese Adverbs

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Portuguese Adverbs

Learning the Portuguese Adverbs displayed below is vital to the language. Portuguese 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 Portuguese 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)

Perfeito (perfect) becomes perfeitamente (perfectly)

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

Agora (now),  De verdade (really), and Em breve/brevemente (soon) are all Portuguese adverbs.


Here are some examples:

English AdverbsPortuguese Adverbs
adverbsadvérbios
I read a book sometimesLeio um livro de vez em quando
I will never smokeEu nunca vou fumar
are you alone?Você está sozinho?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Portuguese.

List of Adverbs in Portuguese

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

English AdverbsPortuguese Adverbs
adverbs of timeadvérbios de tempo
yesterdayontem
todayhoje
tomorrowamanhã
nowagora
thenentão
latermais tarde
tonighthoje à noite
right nowagora mesmo
last nightontem à noite
this morninghoje cedo
next weekna próxima semana
already
recentlyrecentemente
latelyrecentemente
soonlogo
immediatelyimediatamente
stillainda
yetainda
agoatrás
adverbs of placeadvérbios de lugar
hereaqui
there
over thereali
everywhereem toda parte
anywhereem qualquer lugar
nowhereem nenhum lugar
homeem casa
awaylonge
outfora
adverbs of manneradvérbios de modo
verymuito
quitemuito
prettymuito
reallyrealmente
fastrápido
wellbem
hardrígido
quicklyrapidamente
slowlylentamente
carefullycuidadosamente
hardlydificilmente
barelymal
mostlyprincipalmente
almostquase
absolutelyabsolutamente
togetherjuntos
alonesozinho
adverbs of frequencyadvérbios de freqüência
alwayssempre
frequentlyfreqüentemente
usuallygeralmente
sometimesàs vezes
occasionallyocasionalmente
seldomraramente
rarelyraramente
nevernunca

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