Adverbs of manner in Croatian

What is an adverb of manner?

Adverbs of the manner explain how some action took place. They give an answer to the question; kako? (How?)

There are two ways of formation of adverbs of manner:

1. From the positive, comparation or superlative form of descriptive adjectives: blago, brže, najbrže, teže, najteže.

Dijete se igra veselo. - The child is playing happy. (In what way the child is playing?)

Veselo dijete se igra. - The happy child is playing. (How child is playing?)

enlightenedThe adverbs of manner differ from adjectives in singular of neuter gender. In this form adjectives respond to the question kakvo? (In what way?), and adverbs respond to the question kako? (How?).

2. From the possessive adjective with endings in -ski

Govorimo hrvatski. - We speak Croatian. (How?) - adverb

Naš jezik je hrvatski. - Our language is Croatian. (Which one?) - adjective

List of adverbs of manner

In the following table there is a list of adverbs with the sentence example.

Adverb Example English translation
tako Tako ja to radim. I do it like that.
ovako Ovako više ne može. We cant continue this way.
neprimjetno Uvijek dođe neprimjetno. He always come imperceptible.
loše Loše se osječam. I feel bad.
nikako Ne mogu ga nikako pronaći. There is no way to find it.
svakako Svakako se savjetuj s njima. Be sure to consult it with them.
slučajno Sučajno sam je zaboravila. I forgot it accidentally.
brzo Brzo je došla. She came quickly.
dobro Ne osječam se dobro.  I dont feel good.

 

yesRemember the different ways of formation of adverbs of manner.