Adverbs of Manner

Spanish adverbs of manner
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Adverbios de manera

Adverbs of manner express how the action of a verb occurs. In English, the vast majority of adverbs of manner end in -ly, whereas in Spanish, they mostly end in –mente. In Spanish (and English), these adverbs are created from adjectives.

Turning Spanish adjectives into adverbs is very easy: just take the feminine adjective and add the suffix –mente:

MasculineFeminine Adverb Translation
abiertoabierta abiertamente openly
amableamable amablemente nicely
cansadocansada cansadamente tiredly
cuidosocuidosa cuidosamente carefully
fácilfácil fácilmente easily
lealleal lealmente loyally
lentolenta lentamente slowly
rápidorápida rápidamente quickly
resueltoresuelta resueltamente resolutely

Por ejemplo …

Están caminando lentamente y cuidosamente. They’re walking slowly and carefully.
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 A few Spanish adverbs of manner aren’t derived from adjectives:

alto loudly
bien well
deprisa quickly
despacio slowly
mal badly
mejor better
peor worse
pronto quickly

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Spanish adverbs of manner