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?".
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.
Some adverbs of manner are formed by adding the suffix -mente to the adjective.
To have a more in-depth explanation, have a look at Formation of adverbs (-mente) in Spanish subpage.
|Spanish adverb||English translation||Example|
|alto||loudly||Pídele que hable más alto. (Ask him to speak more loudly.)|
|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.)|
Anthony, thank you for your words! I am happy to know that you are satisfied with the course and that you enjoy the lessons so much. It is a pleasure for me too! I like to witness your improvement, class after class, and I am sure that you will achieve your goal soon. Con mucho gusto!
Thank you, Danilo. It is always a pleasure having lessons with you and I have enjoyed our many conversations together. And what a joy that over time they have become easier for both of us to understand! :D
Ciao Robbie, thanks a lot for your feedback. I'm very happy you like the classes together and I'll do my best to keep them as fun and interesting as possible :-)
Hi Alba! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I enjoyed our class too & I wish you the best of luck with all your future projects :-)
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Thanks a lot. It is understood that for any difficulty and / or misunderstanding I am at your disposal.Rina
Thank you Philippe for your beautiful words. Yours sincerely.
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