Adverbs ending in -mente

Adverbs ending in -mente are formed from the corresponding adjective.





They are formed by taking the feminine form of the adjective and adding -mente.

Chiaro → chiara → chiaramente

Clear (masc.) → clear (fem.) → clearly

Educato → educata → educatamente

Polite (masc.) → polite (fem.) → politely 

If the adjective ends in -e, we simply add -mente immediately after it.

Felice → felicemente

Happy → happily

Semplice → semplicemente

Simple → simply

Note: if the adjective ends in -le or -re, we drop the final -e.

Umile → umilmente

Modest → modestly

Particolare → particolarmente

Particular → particularly

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