Portuguese Adverbs. As RioLIVE! são muito divertidas.

What’s up people? All good? Well, today’s Dica we will talk about the use of Portuguese Adverbs.

Portuguese Adverbs

Adverbs are used to give a certain quality to the verbs. We classify the adverbs in time/frequency, place, manner, intensity/quantity, denial, affirmation and doubt. Let’s see some of these adverbs in Portuguese.

Adverbs of time/frequency

Ontem
Hoje
Amanhã
Sempre
Nunca
Antigamente
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Always
Nunca
In the past

Examples with adverbs of time/frequency

Eu sempre corro na praia.
I always run on the beach.

Ela fumava muito antigamente.
He smoked a lot in the past.

Vocês chegaram no Rio de Janeiro ontem?
Did you arrive in Rio de Janeiro yesterday?

You can learn more on our Dica about adverbs of frequency.

Adverbs of place

Aqui

Embaixo
Longe
Here
There
Under
Far from

Examples with adverbs of place

Meu telefone celular estava embaixo da cama.
My cell phone was under the bed.

Como é a Praia de Ipanema? Eu nunca fui .
How’s Ipanema Beach. I have never been there.

O professor Diogo mora muito londe da Rio & Learn.
Teacher Diogo lives very far from school.

You can see more adverbs by clicking at the Dica of adverbs of place.

Adverbs of manner

Bem
Mal
Naturalmente
Rapidamente
Well
Bad, badly
Naturally
Quickly

Examples with adverbs of manner

A cantora Adriana Calcanhoto canta bem.
The singer Adriana Calcanhoto sings well.

Ela canta mal.
She sings badly.

Os motoristas no Rio de Janeiro dirigem rápido.
Drivers in Rio de Janeiro drive fast.

Eu nunca fico nervoso em público. Consigo falar naturalmente.
I never get nervous in public. I can speak naturally.

It’s really common that adverbs of manner end in -mente. You can learn more adverbs ending in -mente with us.

Adverbs of intensity/quantity

These Portuguese adverbs can change their meaning according to the context. Adverbs of intensity come with an adjective and adverbs of quantity come with a noun.

Muito, muitos
Demais
Bastante
Mais
Very, much, many
Too much
A lot of
More

Examples with adverbs of intensity

Não gosto dessa mulher. Ela fala demais.
I don’t like this woman. She talks too much.

O filme Central do Brasil é muito bom.
The movie Central do Brasil is very good.

O livro do Paulo Coelho é bastante interessante.
Paulo Coelho’s book is very interesting.

Vocês têm mais trabalho para fazer essa semana?
Do you have more work to do this week?

Esse homem é muito inteligente.
This man is very intelligent.

Adverbs of denial

Não
Nunca
De jeito nenhum
De forma alguma
No, don’t
Never
No way
It’s not possible

Examples with adverbs of denial

Eu não moro no Rio de Janeiro.
I don’t live in Rio de Janeiro.

Ela nunca vai à praia durante a semana.
She never goes to the beach during the week.

De jeito nenhum que vamos trabalhar hoje!
There is no way for us to work today!

Adverbs of affirmation

Sim
Certamente
Absolutamente
Sem dúvida
Yes
Surely
Absolutely
No doubt

Examples with adverbs of affirmation

Eles certamente vão visitar o Brasil.
They surely will visit Brazil.

Sem dúvida que o Rio de Janeiro é a melhor cidade do Brazil!
No doubt Rio de Janeiro is the best city in Brazil.

Sim! Eu estou amando aprender português.
Yes! I am loving learning Portuguese.

Adverbs of doubt

Talvez
Provavelmente
Possivelmente
Caso
Maybe
Probably
Possiblely
In case of

Examples with adverbs of doubt

Em caso de dúvidas, pode me enviar uma mensagem.
In case of doubts, you can send me a message.

Provavelmente eu não venho amanhã.
I probably won’t come tomorrow.

Talvez precisemos estudar mais.
Maybe we need to study more.

That’s all guys! Now, you know how to use all types of Portuguese adverbs.
We’ll meet again n our next Dica! We hope you come to Rio de Janeiro soon, and once you are here, feel free to stop by our school.

See you then guys!
Hugs from Rio & Learn!

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Adverbs of place in Portuguese
Frequency adverbs in Portuguese
Adverbs ending in Mente in Portuguese
Difference between bom and bem in Portuguese

Difference between Mau and Mal in Portuguese

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