Purpose

(Propósito)

As the purpose of adjectives is to modify nouns, the purpose of adverbs is to modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Many adverbs are made by adding LY to the end of nouns and adjectives.  Much like in portuguese, how we add MENTE to the end of nouns and adjectives

Slow > Slowly          Lenta > Lentamente
Quick > Quickly      Rapido > Rapidamente
Week > Weekly       Semana > Semanalmente

Cessna 152s are SLOW aeroplanes (slow is an adjective, and as such modifies the noun “aeroplane”)

Cessna 152s fly SLOWLY (slowly is an adverb, and here it modifies the verb “fly”

  • Now
    Agora
  • Obviously
    Obviamente
  • Occasionally
    Ocasionalmente
  • Often
    Frequentemente
  • Once
    Uma Vez
  • Perhaps
    Talvez
  • Rarely
    Raramente
  • Regularly
    Regularmente
  • Seldom
    Raramente
  • Seriously
    Seriomente
  • Somewhere
    Em Algum Lugar
  • Stil
    Ainda
  • Surely
    Certamente
  • Still
    Ainda
  • Together
    Juntos
  • Too
    Também
  • Well
    Bem
  • Yet
    Ainda
  • Already
  • Twice
    Duas Vezes