This is a short lesson about Spanish Adverbs ending in “-mente”, such as “normalmente”, “simplemente”, etc.
These adverbs ending in “-mente” are the equivalent to the English adverbs ending in “ly”: “normally”, “simply”…
But how do we form these adverbs? It’s quite easy!
Forming Adverbs ending in “-mente”
To from and adverb that ends in “-mente”, you have to follow this process:
- Think of any Spanish adjective
- Take the feminine form of that adjective
- Attach “-mente” at the end of that feminine form. Done!
We will now go through it step by step.
1. Think of any Spanish adjective
I just thought of these 4 adjectives!
- Desgraciado = unfortunate
- Intenso = intense
- Fácil = easy
- Alegre = happy
2. Take the feminine form of that adjective
Out of the 4 adjectives I thought, the first two have a feminine form which is different to the masculine. For the other two, the feminine form is the same as the masculine:
3. Attach “-mente” at the end of that feminine form. Done!
This is the final step. Let’s complete our table and see the final result:
|Adjective||Feminine Form||Adverb ending in "-mente"|
We have completed the process and have obtained 4 adverbs ending in “-mente”:
- Desgraciadamente = unfortunately
- Intensamente = intensely
- Fácilmente = easily
- Alegremente = happily
Some example sentences
Finally, here are some sentences which include the 4 adverbs ending in “-mente” that we just created:
Desgraciadamente, este año no tengo tiempo para viajar. = Unfortunately, I don’t have time to travel this year.
Ella trabaja intensamente. = She works intensely.
Paula resolvió fácilmente el problema. = Paula solved the problem easily.
Los niños cantaban alegremente. = The children were singing happily.