The 7 Most Important Irregular Adverbs in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn about the 7 most important irregular adverbs in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • irregular adverbs in French
  • how irregular adverbs are used in French sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on irregular adverbs in French
  • how to practice with flashcards on irregular adverbs in French
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French A2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about irregular adverbs in French!

Table of Contents

List of the 7 Most Irregular Adverbs in French

Feminine AdjectiveEnglishIrregular AdverbEnglish
bonnegoodbienwell
brèvebriefbrièvementbriefly
gentillekindgentimentkindly
mauvaisebadmalbadly
meilleurebettermieuxbetter
moindrelessermoinsless
petitesmallpeulittle/not much

How to use Irregular Adverbs in French

In the lesson on how to form adverbs, you learnt that you need to take the feminine adjective and add -ment to it, to form an adverb.

However, there are adverbs in French that are irregular.

You can see those irregular adverbs in the table.

These adverbs don’t follow the normal rules.

This is how you use those irregular adverbs in French:

Ce moteur fonctionne bien.

This engine works well.

Ils ont parlé brièvement.

They spoke briefly.

Il m’a poussé gentiment.

He pushed me gently.

Tu conduis très mal.

You drive very badly.

Ce pays mérite mieux.

This country deserves better.

Seules les personnes de moindre importance le font.

Only people of lesser importance do so.

Ma petite sœur est un peu paresseuse.

My little sister is a little lazy.

Sentences Overview of Irregular Adverbs in French

The final section of this lesson on irregular adverbs in French is about seeing the superlatives in action.

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

Here you can find all of the sentences used in the previous chapter, neatly organised in one place.

Ce moteur fonctionne bien.

This engine works well.

Ils ont parlé brièvement.

They spoke briefly.

Il m’a poussé gentiment.

He pushed me gently.

Tu conduis très mal.

You drive very badly.

Ce pays mérite mieux.

This country deserves better.

Seules les personnes de moindre importance le font.

Only people of lesser importance do so.

Ma petite sœur est un peu paresseuse.

My little sister is a little lazy.

Quiz Yourself on Irregular Adverbs in French

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

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!

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