How to Learn Adverbs in Italian

From Dysprosium
Jump to: navigation, search

Selecting an approach to learn a new language could be confusing for a new learner. Also it might be difficult at the beginning to decide what elements are the most important in that language. This article not only could be useful for a beginner but also could be used as a cheat sheet for a puple of Italian as a second language.

Steps

Building Adverbs

  1. Build adverbs from adjectives by attaching mente to the adjective.
    • Adjective ends to o : change o to a and attach mente
      • Example : solo (alone) becomes solamente (only).
    • Adjective ends to e (in case) : just attach mente
      • Example : breve (brief) becomes brevemente (briefly).
    • Adjective ends to le : delete e and attach mente.
      • Example : facile (easy) becomes facilmente (easily).
    • Adjective ends to re : delete e and attach mente.
      • Example : singolare (singular) becomes singolarmente (singularly).
    • Some adjectives could modify an adjective equally be used as an adverb; similar to English.
      • Example : molto (much)
      • Example : interresante (interestingly)
    • Some adverbs are built by a phrase from the adjectives or from an adverb. In English it is said, "in a better way" rather than "betterly".
      • Example : al più pressto (as soon as possible).
      • Example : in modo importante (importantly).
  2. Some adverbs are used as stand alone.

Generally Used Adverbs

    • Also : anche
    • So : cosi
    • Perhaps : forse
    • Certainly : certamente
    • Only : solamente
    • At once : subito
    • Also : pure
    • Indeed : davvero
    • Rather : piuttoso
    • Again : di nnuovo
    • Yet (still) : ancora
    • Just : appena

Adverbs of Time

    • Always : sampre
    • Often : spesso
    • Then : poi
    • Late : tardi
    • Now : adesso
    • Now : ora
    • Already : già
    • Soon : presto
    • Finally : alla fine
    • At once : subito
    • Then (later on) : allora
    • Then : poi
    • Ever : mai
    • Again : di nuovo
    • Ago : fa
    • Scarcely : appena
    • At times : a volte

Adverbs of Place (position)

    • Here : qui
    • There : Has two forms as
      • là comes after preposition or when the place could be seen
      • lì usually comes at the beginning of a sentence.
    • Everywhere : dappertutto
    • Wherever: dovunque
    • Up : su
    • Down : giù

Adverbs of Quantity

    • Just : proprio
    • Very : molto
    • So much : tanto
    • Too much : troppo
    • Less : meno
    • More : più
    • Around : circa
    • Enough : abbastanza
    • Quite : assai
    • At least : almeno
    • In full: in pieno

Adverbs of Quality

    • Well : bene
    • Better : meglio

Adverbs of Description

    • Almost : quasi
    • Quickly : presto
    • So so : così così
    • Indeed : davvero
    • Quickly : pronto
    • Rather : piuttosto

Related wikiHows