Portuguese words ending in Mente in Portuguese

Ejemplo de adverbios terminados en MENTE en Portugués: Na Rio & Learn, todos aprendem português alegremente!

What’s up everyone? Today’s Dica will teach us about the adverbs ending in -mente in Portuguese.

Learning the Portuguese words ending in -mente

We have a lot of Portuguese words ending in -mente. A lot of these words that end in –mente are adverbs and that’s exactly what we are going to study today. This help us  to identify these words and understand them in sentences.

Another important thing is: in English a lot of adverbs end with -ly. So, what is really interesting is that the majority of these words in English have a corresponding word in Portuguese that ends in –mente. You are going to see many examples today to demonstrate this perfectly (perfeitamente) …see what I did there? 😛

Both in English and Portuguese the majority of these words that end in mente or –ly are adverbs of manner. If you don’t remember what adverbs are or want to understand more, check out our Dica about Portuguese adverbs here. 

Formation of adverbs ending in -mente in Portuguese

Adverbs ending in mente in Portuguese. Para transformarmos um adjetivo em um advérbio, temos que passar o adjetivo do masculino para o feminino, e em seguida adicionar o sufixo mente.

Take a look at other examples and listen to the correct pronunciation of the words ending in -mente.

Calmo Calmamente Calm Calmly
Lento Lentamente Slow Slowly
Triste Tristemente Sad Sadly
Silencioso Silenciosamente Silent Silently
Feliz Felizmente Happy Happily
Forte Fortemente Strong Strongly

The adverbs ending in -mente replace a preposition followed by a noun:

Adverbs replacing a preposition + noun

So, instead of using the preposition com (with) + another word, we can transform the noun used to make an adverb and use just one word to describe the same thing. Take a look to see how we do it:

Ele age com calma. Ele age calmamente. He acts calmly.
Os policiais agiram com violência. Os policiais agiram violentamente. The policemen acted violently.
Ele falou comigo com pressa. Ele falou comigo apressadamente. He talked to me in a hurry.
Faça o trabalho com cuidado. Faça o trabalho cuidadosamente. Do your job carefully.
Ele trabalha com honestidade. Ele trabalha honestamente. He works honestly.
Ela trabalha com delicadeza. Ela trabalha delicadamente. She works gently.
Os professores da Rio & Learn explicam com paciência. Os professores da Rio & Learn explicam pacientemente. Rio & Learn’s teachers explain everything patiently.
Faça o exercício com atenção. Faça o exercício atenciosamente. Do the exercise carefully.

Hear Moises’ explanation to practice your pronunciation and hearing skills.

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Now it’s your turn!

Portuguese words ending in mente example: Eles se divertem diariamente!

Use the adverbs in the correct form. Transform the word between parenthesis into an adverb.

1) Ontem a festa foi muito boa, todos dançaram __________. (Alegre)
2) Apesar de todos os problemas, ela está agindo ___________ no seu dia a dia. (Tranquilo)
3) Para não interromper a reunião, Carlos entrou na sala __________. (Discreto)
4) Precisamos falar __________. Essa situação precisa ser resolvida. (Honesto)
5) Peter se adaptou ao Rio de Janeiro __________. (Rápido)
6) As RioLIVE! Activities são __________ perfeitas. (Simples)
7) Gosto de andar __________ pela praia, assim posso ter uma ótima vista. (Calmo)
8) Os professores da Rio & Learn conseguem __________ ensinar português. (Fácil)
9) Elas vão para a praia __________. (Todos os dias)
10) Diogo __________ dança samba. (Raro)

To practice even further, transform these sentences. you’ll see that we used the preposition com + a noun, and you have to transform it into one word: the correct adverb.

  1. Eles cantaram com tranquilidade.
  2. Escuto suas músicas com frequência.
  3. O professor explica com energia.
  4. Pare de andar com rapidez. Tenha calma!
  5. É necessário dar aula com paciência.
  6. Ande com silêncio, tem pessoas dormindo!
  7. Com delicadeza ela toca o piano.
  8. Fazemos festa com diversão e com alegria.
  9. É importante tratar as pessoas com honestidade.
  10. Vamos sair daqui com pressa.

So, easy enough?
Did you learn everything calmamente? If you have any doubts or any other suggestions discuss it with an online Portuguese teacher dedicated for you! 

We will be waiting for you in our next Dica!
Love from Rio de Janeiro!

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Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Adverbs of place
Adverbs in Portuguese
Frequency adverbs in Portuguese
Portuguese Nouns

Answers 1

1) alegremente
2) tranquilamente
3) discretamente
4) honestamente
5) rapidamente
6) simplesmente
7) calmamente
8) facilmente
9) diariamente
10) raramente

Answers 2

  1. Eles cantaram tranquilamente.
  2. Escuto suas músicas frequentemente.
  3. O professor explica energeticamente.
  4. Pare de andar rapidamente. Tenha calma!
  5. É necessário dar aula pacientemente.
  6. Ande silenciosamente, tem pessoas dormindo!
  7. Delicadamente ela toca o piano.
  8. Fazemos festa divertidamente e com alegria.
  9. É importante tratar as pessoas honestamente.
  10. Vamos sair daqui apressadamente.



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