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© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-1 Punto di partenza Adverbs describe how, when, and where actions take place. They modify verbs, adjectives,

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1 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-1 Punto di partenza Adverbs describe how, when, and where actions take place. They modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Unlike adjectives, adverbs are invariable; they do not vary in gender or number.

2 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-2 Youve already learned some adverbs, such as (non) ancora, bene, male, già, (non) mai, sempre, and spesso. Here are other common adverbs. Ordiniamo subito lantipasto? Shall we order the appetizer right away? Caterina non è più a dieta. Caterina is no longer on a diet.

3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-3 Many Italian adverbs can be formed by adding -mente to the feminine singular form of an adjective. This ending is equivalent to -ly in English. feminine singular adjective adverb allegra frequente lenta rara veloce vera allegramente frequentemente lentamente raramente velocemente veramente cheerfully frequently slowly rarely quickly truly + -mente

4 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-4 I bambini mangiano rapidamente. The children eat rapidly. Lho vista recentemente. I saw her recently.

5 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-5 If an adjective ends in -le or -re, drop the final -e before adding the -mente ending. Finalmente arriva lantipasto. The appetizer is finally arriving. Probabilmente prendiamo il dolce. Were probably getting dessert. Mangiano regolarmente alla mensa? Do they regularly eat at the cafeteria? La zuppa non è particolarmente saporita. The soup isnt particularly tasty.

6 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-6 There are some exceptions to these rules, such as leggermente and violentemente, whose forms must be memorized.

7 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-7 Some words can act as either adjectives or adverbs. These include molto (a lot, many; very), poco (little, few; not much, not very), troppo (too much; too), and tanto (so much, so many; so). In Lezione 5A, you learned to use the adjective forms. Note that as adverbs their forms are invariable. Questo ristorante offre molte bibite. This restaurant offers many drinks. Il tè è molto buono. The tea is very good. Ci sono troppi dolci! There are too many desserts! I dolci sono troppo pesanti. The desserts are too heavy. adjective adverb

8 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-8 Adverbs are usually placed immediately after the verb they modify, or before the adjective or adverb they modify. Bevo raramente il succo di mela. I rarely drink apple juice. Sono veramente piccanti. They are really spicy.

9 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B.2-9 In compound tenses, ancora, già, mai, più, and sempre always immediately precede the past participle. Non hai mai assaggiato il tiramisù? You have never tasted tiramisu? Ho già chiesto il conto. I have already asked for the check.

10 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.5B lento ___________ 2. allegro ___________ 3. finale ___________ 4. rapido ___________ 5. raro ___________ 6. recente ___________ 7.intelligente ___________ 8.intenso ___________ 9.frequente ___________ 10.vero ___________ 11.probabile ___________ 12.veloce ___________ lentamente Scrivi lavverbio che corrisponde allaggettivo dato.


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