Brevemente: Adverbs ending in -mente in Spanish

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Brevemente: Adverbs ending in -mente

The adverbs that end in -mente are formed from adjectives.





If the adjective ends in a vowel (except an -e): we use the feminine form and add -mente.

Ligero → ligera → ligeramente

light (masculine) → light (feminine) → lightly

Educado → educada → educadamente

polite (masculine) → polite (feminine) → politely

If the adjective ends in an -e or a consonant: we add -mente.

Amable → amablemente

kind → kindly

Feliz → felizmente

happy → happily


  • When listing two or more adverbs, we only add the -mente ending to the last one; the others are listed in their feminine form.

La jornada pasó lenta, tranquila y plácidamente.

The day passed slowly, calmly, and peacefully.

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