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3 Adverbs are the words that modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

4 Add -mente to the singular form of the adjective. This ending corresponds to the adverbial suffix -ly in English. Add -mente to the singular form of the adjective. This ending corresponds to the adverbial suffix -ly in English. Most Spanish adverbs are formed by adding -mente Dont forget the accents! They go where they would if there were no -mente.

5 Adverb constantemente = constantly difícilmente = difficultly fácilmente = easily normalmente = normally frecuentemente = frequently felizmente = happily especialmente = especially recientemente = recently Adjective constante difícil fácil normal frecuente feliz especial reciente Ejemplos:

6 claro desafortunado immediato rápido típico tranquilo lento clara desafortunada immediata rápida típica tranquila lenta Adjective FeminineForm claramente = clearly desafortunadamente = unfortunately inmediatamente = immediately rápidamente = quickly típicamente = typically tranquilamente = calmly lentamente = slowly Adverb If the adjective has masculine and feminine forms, JUST add -mente -mente to the feminine form.

7 You may use the preposition con con + the singular form of the noun. You may use the preposition con con + the singular form of the noun. Another way to form adverbs: cuidadoso: cuidadosamente or con cuidado = (carefully) perfecto: perfectamente or con perfección = (perfectly) cariñoso: cariñosamente or con cariño = (affectionately) Ejemplos:

8 Some adverbs do NOT follow any pattern. bastante = quite demasiado = too mal = badly mucho = a lot muy = very nunca = never peor = worse poco = little siempre = always Memorize this list!

9 Ejemplos: Yo uso la computadora constantemente. = (I use the computer constantly.) Juan nunca usa la computadora. = (Juan never uses the computer.) Ella habla español perfectamente. = (She speaks Spanish perfectly.)

10 calmly especially normally clearly slowly badly quite never worse tranquilamente especialmente normalmente claramente lentamente mal bastante nunca peor

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