Turkish Adverbs

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Turkish Adverbs

Learning the Turkish Adverbs displayed below is vital to the language. Turkish 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 Turkish many adverbs are formed from adjectives, simply by adding the suffix –ce  to the  adjective or using the word bir şekilde” with the adverb. Examples:

Yavaş  (slow) becomes yavaşça (slowly)

Here you should be careful about the suffix ce because as you can see the suffix turns to be

 –ça. The reason is quite simple: “e” turns to “a” because of the last vowel similar to the rule about plurals. “c” turns to “ç” because if a word ends with one of the letters “ f,s,t,k,ç,ş,h,p” the  the suffix  –ce transforms to -çe

“Yavaş bir şekilde” can also be used instead of “yavaşça”.

Some words can be used as an adverb without using any suffixes. Look at the example below:

“Eve çok geç geldi” means “He came home too late”.

 Here the adverb is “geç”  which means “late”. It is an adverb of time.

The simplest way to decide the word is whether an adverb or not is to look at the word that follows. If the follower word is a verb than the word is adverb. See the example:

“Jack güzel bir şarkı söyledi”. means Jack sang a good song. In this case the word “güzel” is an adjective because the word “şarkı” that follows is not a verb it is a noun which means “song”.

“Jack şarkıyı güzel söyledi”. means Jack sang well.  In this case the word “güzel” is an adverb because the word ”söyledi” is a verb which means sang.


Here are some examples:

English AdverbsTurkish Adverbs
adverbszarflar
I read a book sometimesBazen kitap okurum
I will never smokeAsla sigara içmeyeceğim
are you alone?Yalnız mısın?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Turkish.

List of Adverbs in Turkish

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

English AdverbsTurkish Adverbs
adverbs of timezaman zarfları
yesterdaydün
todaybugün
tomorrowyarın
nowşimdi
theno zaman
latersonra
tonightbu gece
right nowhemen şimdi
last nightdün gece
this morningbu sabah
next weekönümüzdeki hafta
alreadyzaten
recentlygeçenlerde
latelyson zamanlarda
soonyakında
immediatelyhemen
stillhala
yethenüz
agoönce
adverbs of placeyer zarfları
hereburada
thereorada
over therekarşıda
everywhereher yerde
anywhereherhangi bir yerde
nowherehiçbir yerde
homeev
awayuzakta
outdışarıda
adverbs of mannerdurum zarfları
veryçok
quitetamamen
prettyoldukça
reallygerçekten
fasthızlı
welliyi
hardsert
quicklyhızlı, hızlıca
slowlyyavaşça
carefullydikkatlice
hardlygüçlükle
barelyzar zor
mostlyçoğunlukla
almostneredeyse
absolutelykesinlikle
togetherbirlikte
alonetek başına
adverbs of frequencysıklık zarfları
alwaysher zaman
frequentlysık sık
usuallygenellikle
sometimesbazen
occasionallybazen, ara sıra
seldomnadiren
rarelynadiren
neverasla

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