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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