• Turkish grammar
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  • 1 The Turkish alphabet
  • 2 The Turkish pronunciation [0/2]
  • 3 Turkish cases [0/11]
  • 4 Turkish articles [0/1]
  • 5 Turkish nouns [0/5]
  • 6 Turkish adjectives [0/2]
  • 7 Turkish adverbs [0/11]
  • 8 Turkish pronouns [0/12]
  • 9 Turkish prepositions and postpositions [0/10]
  • 10 Verbs in Turkish [0/32]
  • 10.1 Turkish infinitive [0/2]
  • 10.2 The verb ''to be'' in Turkish (conjugation) [0/3]
  • 10.3 Turkish verb conjugation and tenses [0/12]
  • 10.4 Causative verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.5 Passive verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.6 Reflexive verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.7 Reciprocal verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.8 Modal verbs in Turkish [0/3]
  • 10.9 Auxiliary verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.10 Subjunctive verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 11 Turkish sentence structure and phrases [0/7]
  • Turkish adverbs

    The adverbs are being used before verbs, gerunds and adjectives and indicate them in terms of place, time, measure (quantity), question and manner. Turkish adverbs are divided into 5 groups.

    1. Adverbs of manner
    2. Adverbs of place
    3. Adverbs of time
    4. Adverbs of quantity
    5. Adverbs of question

    1. Adverbs of manner

    The adverbs of manner are formed by adding the suffix forms of '-ce' to the adjective according to the vowel harmony rules and can be found as an answer to the question 'how?' (nasıl?). In English the letters of '-ly' are used to form adverbs from adjectives.

    Example: 

    Adjective Suffix Adverb
    açık (clear) -ce (-ly) açıkça

     

    • Nasıl konuşmak istedi? (How did he want to speak?)
    • Açıkça konuşmak istedi. (He wanted to speak clearly.)

    2. Adverbs of place

    The adverbs of place or direction show the place where the action of a verb is directed to and can be found as an answer to the question 'where?' (nereye?)

    Example dialogue

    • Nereye gitmen gerekiyor? (Where do you need to go?)
    • İçeri gitmem gerekiyor. (I need to go inside.)

    3. Adverbs of time

    The adverbs of time indicate the time of an action and can be found as an answer to the question 'when? (ne zaman?)

    Example dialogue

    • Ne zaman okula gideceksin? (When will you go to school?)
    • Sabah okula gideceğim. (I will go to school in the morning.)

    4. Adverbs of quantity

    The adverbs of quantity can be found as an answer to the question ‘how much?’ (ne kadar?) and can take a place before or after adjectives, verbs or other adverbs. 

    Example dialogue

    • Ne kadar şeker istiyorsun? (How much sugar do you want?)
    • Biraz şeker istiyorum. (I want a little bit sugar.)

    5. Adverbs of question

    The adverbs of question indicate the meaning of an action through a question.

    Examples

    • Yemekte ne yedin? (What did you eat for dinner?)
    • Onu neden aramıyorsun? (Why don't you call her?)

     

     

    Exercises

    Multiple choice exercises on all the adverbs

    Fill in the blanks exercise about the adverbs

    Next lessons

    1 Adverbs of manner in Turkish (-ce, -ca suffix) Learn the adverbs of manner in Turkish
    2 Adverbs of place and direction in Turkish Learn the adverbs of place and direction in Turkish
    3 Adverbs of time in Turkish Learn adverbs of time
    4 Adverbs of quantity in Turkish Learn the adverbs of quantity in Turkish
    5 Adverbs of question in Turkish Learn the adverbs of question in Turkish