• Spanish grammar
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  • 2 Spanish articles [0/6]
  • 3 Spanish nouns [0/8]
  • 4 Spanish adjectives [0/17]
  • 5 Spanish numbers [0/6]
  • 6 Spanish pronouns [0/32]
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  • 6.1 Spanish personal pronouns [0/15]
  • 6.2 Spanish reflexive pronouns [0/2]
  • 6.3 Spanish possessive pronouns [0/2]
  • 6.4 Spanish demonstrative pronouns [0/2]
  • 6.5 Spanish interrogative pronouns [0/3]
  • 6.6 Spanish relative pronouns [0/3]
  • 7 Adverbs in Spanish [0/18]
  • 8 Sentence structure and word order in Spanish [0/4]
  • 9 Spanish prepositions [0/2]
  • 10 Spanish tenses and verb conjugation [0/27]
  • 10.1 Present tense in Spanish (el presente) [0/3]
  • 10.2 Past tenses in Spanish (el pasado) [0/18]
  • 10.2.1 Pretérito perfecto simple (indefinido) in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.2 Pretérito perfecto compuesto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.3 Difference between Pretérito Perfecto and Indefinido [0/3]
  • 10.2.4 Pretérito Imperfecto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.5 Difference between imperfecto and indefinido [0/3]
  • 10.2.6 Pretérito pluscuamperfecto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.3 Future tense in Spanish (el futuro) [0/6]
  • 11 Difference between "ser" and "estar" in Spanish [0/3]
  • 12 Spanish verbs [0/7]
  • 13 Gerund in Spanish (el gerundio) [0/3]
  • 14 Imperative in Spanish (imperativo) [0/6]
  • 15 Passive in Spanish (voz pasiva) [0/3]
  • 16 Negation in Spanish [0/2]
  • Adverbs of manner in Spanish (bien, mal...)

    Adverbs of manner (adverbios de modo) describe how an action is being performed.

    They give an answer to questions starting with "how?" or "in what way?".


    • ¡No hables tan alto! El niño está durmiendo. (Don't speak so loudly! The child is sleeping.)
    • Alicia habla muy bien el inglés. (Alicia speaks English very well.)


    Adverbs of manner generally modify the verb they refer to.


    Como me duele la rodilla, camino muy despacio. (Since my knee is hurting, I walk very slowly.)


    Adverbs of manner are placed after the verb they modify.


    Marta canta mejor que tú. (Marta sings better than you.)

    Since they modify a verb, they do not change according to the gender and number.

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    Adverb formation

    Some adverbs of manner are formed by adding the suffix -mente to the adjective.


    • El contracto estable claramente las condiciones de trabajo. (The contract clearly states the working conditions.)
    • Estoy felizmente enamorada. (I am happily in love.)

    To have a more in-depth explanation, have a look at Formation of adverbs (-mente) in Spanish subpage. 

    List of adverbs of manner English-Spanish

    Spanish adverb English translation Example
    alto loudly Pídele que hable más alto. (Ask him to speak more loudly.)

    like this

    like that

    this way

    Esta cremallera se cierra así. (This zip closes like this.)
    bajo quietly Hablaba tan bajo que no me enteré de nada. (He was speaking so quietly that I did not understand anything.)
    bien  well Amparo pinta muy bien. (Amparo paints very well.)



    Se trata claramente de un caso de discriminación de género. (This is surely a case of gender discrimination.)
    coscientemente  consciously Lo hizo coscientemente. (He did it consciously.)


    to be in a hurry

    ¿Estás deprisa? (Are you in a hurry?)
    despacio slowly Te lo digo bien despacio. (I tell it to you very slowly.)
    difícilmente with difficulty Tus objetivos son difícilmente alcanzables. (Your objectives are difficult to achieve.)



    Hoy te ves especialmente bonita. (You look particularly pretty today.)
    estupendamente wonderfully Los trenes funcionan estupendamente en Suecia. (Trains work wonderfully in Sweden.)
    fácilmente easily Rafael saltó la cerca fácilmente. (Rafael jumped over the gate easily.)
    felizmente happily Está felizmente casada con un chico de Valencia. (She is happily married to a guy from Valencia.) 
    fuerte loudly Habla fuerte que no te eschucho. (Speak loudly; I cannot hear you.)



    slowly Camina lento hacia atrás. (Walk slowly backwards.)
    mal badly Juan habla muy mal el francés. (Juan speaks French very badly.)
    mejor better Javier toca la guitarra mejor que su hermana. (Javier plays the guitar better than his sister.)
    peor worse Carlos toca el piano peor que Juan. (Carlos plays the piano worse than Juan.)
    profundamente deeply Tus palabras me hirieron profundamente. (Your words hurt me deeply.)





    ¡Corre tan rápido como puedas! (Run as fast as you can!)
    silenciosamente silently Dejó silenciosamente la oficina. (He silently left the office.)



    Me besó suavemente. (He softly kissed me.)
    tristemente sadly Me miró tristemente. (He sadly looked at me.)


    Adverbs of manner in Spanish - Practice quiz

    Adverbs of manner in Spanish - Fill in the blanks