Adverbs

Italian adverbsAn adverb is an invariable word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs can provide additional information about manner, quantity, frequency, time, or place – they explain when, how, where, how often, or to what degree something is done.

   

   

Adverbs of Manner

Italian adverbs of mannerAdverbs of manner express how the action of a verb occurs. In English, the vast majority of adverbs of manner end in -ly, whereas in Italian, they mostly end in -mente. They are usually created from adjectives.

   

   

   

   

Ci – Adverbial Pronoun

Ci - Italian adverbial pronounThe adverbial pronoun ci can replace a place or the object of a preposition of place. Used in this way, ci is most commonly equivalent to “there” or “here,” but may also be translated by a preposition plus “it.”

   

Comparative Adverbs

Italian comparative adverbsComparative adverbs are used to compare the relative superiority or inferiority of two or more things. This superior lesson will keep you from getting an inferiority complex. 😉

   

Evaluative Adverbs

Italian evaluative adverbsEvaluative adverbs, also known as commenting adverbs or avverbi di valutazione, express some measure of agreement or doubt on the part of the speaker.