English adverbs are usually distinguished from their adjectival counterparts by the addition an -ly ending. “Normal” and “frequent” are adjectives, while “normally” and “frequently” are adverbs. The construction of most Spanish adverbs is very similar. Simply add –mente to an adjective that ends in a consonant or “e” to transform that adjective into an adverb. For adjectives ending in “o,” add the –mente ending to its feminine (-a) form.
|Adjective||Adverb||English Equivalent of Adverb|
When two or more adverbs are used together, only the final one takes the –mente ending:
Ella trabaja diligente, rápida y eficientemente.
(She works diligently, quickly, and efficiently.)
Some adverbs do not end in –mente. Here is a list of the most commonly-used ones.
|mucho||much, a lot, hard, a great deal|
|allí||there (far away)|