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Pelosa: one of the incredible beaches in Sardinia

Pelosa: one of the incredible beaches in Sardinia

Alghero Harbour, Sardinia

Alghero Harbour, Sardinia

Capo Caccia View, Alghero

Capo Caccia View, Alghero

Holidays made in Italy

Holidays made in Italy

Alghero view, Sardinia

Alghero view, Sardinia

Class, Alghero

Class, Alghero

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adverbs

Italian Adverbs

Adverbs are used to modify or  specify the meaning of a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

According to their structure, adverbs are:

1) primitives: origin  + ending
eg. bene, male, veloce, lento, grasso, magro, alto, basso, etc.

2) derivatives: origin + suffix “mente„
eg. velocemente, lentamente, altamente, etc.

3) compounds: they are the result of the union of different words
eg. in + fatti = infatti, etc.

4) adverbial locutions: the use of different words with one meaning only
eg. di corsa, di fretta, di sopra, in ritardo, da sempre, etc.

 Types of adverbs:

a) manner: they answer the question come? and they express the way the action takes place.
eg. lento, forte, piano, veloce, rapido, etc.

b) place: they answer the question dove?
eg. lì, là, qui, qua, su, giù, sopra, sotto, accanto, difronte, etc.

 c) time: they answer the question quando?
eg. ieri, oggi, domani, etc.
They specify the frequency an action takes place: spesso, quasi mai, poco fa, avanti ieri, raramente, sempre, mai, a volte, di rado, quasi sempre, etc.
They are usually followed by the past participle of the verb.

d) quantity: they answer the question quanto?
eg. troppo, assai, tanto, molto, abbastanza, poco, niente etc.

e) negative.
eg. no, per niente, niente, nulla, non, niente affatto, etc.

f) affermative.
eg. sì, certo, sicuro, senza dubbio, etc.

g) doubt.
eg. forse, può darsi, probabilmente, etc.

h) interrogative.
eg. dove? quando? perché? come? con chi?

i) valuation.
eg. negativamente, positivamente, etc.

j) exclamation.
eg. come…! quanto…!

Adverbs have different grades:

positive
eg. velocemente

comparative (3 types)
– majority (eg. più velocemente)
– minority (eg. meno velocemente)
–equality (eg. tanto velocemente quanto, velocemente come)

 superlative (2 types)
–relative (eg. il più velocemente)
–absolute (eg. velocissimamente)

Attention! Remember:

- Adverbs don’t agree with nouns like adjectives do.
eg. Fabio aveva molti compiti da fare (here “molti” is an adjective)
Marzia ha studiato molto (here “molto” is an adverb of quantity and refers to the verb)

- Conjuctions always connect two elements, whereas abverbs only refer to one.
eg. Il comandante fece come ci aspettavamo (here “come” joins fece” and “ci”)
Come sei bravo a scrivere poesie! (here “come” is not a conjuction but an exclamation adverb)

- Prepositions always introduct a noun or a pronoun.
eg. Sotto il tavolo c’è il libro (here “sotto” is a preposition)
Ecco lì sotto il tavolo, sopra c’è il gatto: (here “sopra” is an adverb)

- Particles ci and vi can be pronouns or adverbs.
eg. Ci sono gli U2 in concerto a Milano (here “ci” is an adverb)
Domani vi racconterò la mia giornata (here “vi” is a pronoun)

Many adverbs of manner and some others derive from adjectives

ADJECTIVE

CONSTRUCTION

ADVERB

freddo

fredda + mente

freddamente

regolare

regolar + mente

regolarmente

breve

breve + mente

brevemente

facile

facil + mente

facilmente