Spanish Adverbs: Time, Place, Number and Manner

Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. As we discussed in another section, simple adverbs can be formed by adding -emente to the singular feminine form of an adjective. Adverbs not only modify verbs but they can provide information about time, place, manner, and number. Typically, adverbs follow the verbs they modify. However, if an adverb is modifying another adverb, or an adjective, then it precedes it. Review the following examples.

English
Spanish
His house is over there.
(place)
Su casa est� all�.
He still hasn't arrived.
(time)
Todav�a no ha llegado.
She ate too much yesterday.
(number)
Comi� demasiado ayer.
I'm very sorry, that's the way I am.
(manner)
Lo siento mucho, pero as� soy yo.


Not all adverbs can be formed by adding -emente to the singular feminine form of an adjective. The following are types of independent adverbs that must be memorized.