Spanish Adverbs Ending with -mente  

Spanish Adverbs Adverbs ending in "mente"

Quick explanation:
Adverbs of Manner answer the question how. Check the list of adverb words:
aprisa in a hurry
despacio - slowly
rápido - fast
mal - badly
apenas - barely
así como - as well as, just like


Long Explanation:
There are many adverbs of manner that are usually formed by adding -mente to an adjective. If there is a difference between the masculine and feminine form of the adjective, -mente is added to the latter.
Making adverbs with adjectives Ending in - o
Adjective Feminine Form Adverb English
rápido rápida rápidamente rapidly
tranquilo tranquila tranquilamente peacefuly
sincero sincera sinceramente sincerely
último última últimamente lastly
perezoso perezosa perezosamente lazily
ligero ligera ligeramente lightly
necesario necesaria necesariamente necessarily
Making adverbs with adjectives Ending in - e
Adjective Adverb
alegre (happy) alegremente (happily)
diligente (diligent) diligentemente (diligently)
dulce (sweet) dulcemente (sweetly)
fuerte (strong) fuertemente (strongly)
brilliante (brillant) brillantemente (brillantly)
pobre (poor) pobremente (poorly)
triste (sad) tristemente (sadly)
Making Adverbs with Adjectives Ending in a Consonant
Adjective Adverb
cortés (courteous) cortésmente (courteously)
débil (weak) débilmente (weakly)
fácil (easy) fácilmente (easily)
feliz (happy) felizmente (happily)
Adverbs written from adjectives with accent marks keep the accent marks.
Paco es débil. Paco is weak.
Paco canta débilmente. Paco sings weakly.
David es rápido. David is quick.
David corre rápidamente. David runs quickly.
Words which can be used as adjectives and adverbs
mucho much (a lot)
poco (un poco) little (a little)
demasiado too much
tanto so much
más more
menos less
Adverbs depicting manner:
Ramón come rápidamente. Ramón eats quickly.
Adela canta tristemente. Adela sings sadly.
Nyscelle baila felizmente. Nyscelle dances happily.
Gonzalo habla español perfectamente. Gonzalo speaks Spanish perfectly.
Adverbs that enhance adjectives and adverbs:
muy very
extremadamente extremely
totalmente totally
completamente completely
sumamente extremely

Using multiple adverbs in one sentence:

Marco trabaja rápida y diligentemente. Marco works quickly and diligently.
Laura juega fútbol inteligente y fuertemente. Laura plays soccer intelligently and powerfully.
El policía obra justa y lealmente. The policeman serves justly and loyally.
Los padres ayudan generosa y responsablemente. The parents help generously and responsibly.



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