How to Form Adverbs in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to form adverbs in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to form adverbs in French
  • how adverbs are used in French sentences
  • how you can immediately test your knowledge on how to form adverbs in French
  • the way to download Anki files for how to form adverbs in French

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how adverbs fit in A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to form adverbs in French

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How to Form Adverbs in French

To form regular adverbs in French, take the feminine form of an adjective, and add -ment to the end.

It’s very easy, and in time you will be able to do it intuitively.

  1. Take the feminine form
  • rapid -> rapide
  • parfait -> parfaite
  • heureux -> heureuse
  1. Add -ment
  • rapide -> rapidement
  • parfaite -> parfaitement
  • heureuse -> heureusement

Paul parle rapidement.

Paul speaks quickly.

Ils fonctionnent parfaitement ensemble.

They work perfectly together.

Heureusement, mon test va être facile.

Fortunately, my test is going to be easy.

Forming Adverbs from adjectives that end in -ant and -ent

Adjectives that end in -ant and -ent become adverbs in the following way:

  • ant becomes -amment
  • ent becomes -emment

L’homme bruyant ronfle bruyamment.

The loud man snores loudly.

Il parle allemand couramment.

He speaks German fluently.

L’homme prudent exhorte Paul à conduire prudemment.

The careful man urged Paul to drive carefully.

Thomas est un professeur patient. Il écoute patiemment tous ses élèves.

Thomas is patient teacher. He patiently listens to all his students.

Example Sentences on How to Form Adverbs in French

The final section of this lesson on how to form adverbs in French is about seeing the adverbs in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to form adverbs in French through examples.

Heureusement, mon test va être facile.

Fortunately, my test is going to be easy.

Paul parle rapidement.

Paul speaks quickly.

Elle travaille actuellement aux États-Unis.

She currently works in the United States.

Nous pouvons certainement faire ça !

We can certainly do that!

Ils fonctionnent parfaitement ensemble.

They work perfectly together.

L’homme bruyant ronfle bruyamment.

The loud man snores loudly.

Il parle allemand couramment.

He speaks German fluently.

L’homme prudent exhorte Paul à conduire prudemment.

The careful man urged Paul to drive carefully.

Thomas est un professeur patient. Il écoute patiemment tous ses élèves.

Thomas is patient teacher. He patiently listens to all his students.

Test Your Knowledge on How to Form Adverbs in French

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for How to Form Adverbs in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1 you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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