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Adverbs of Manner - Part 2


I. Theory

Unlike in English, adverbs generally do not take a specific suffix in German. For this reason, they tend to look just like their adjectival form. In English, many adverbs (adjectives used to describe how an action is done) take the suffix: -ly. In this lesson, we will discuss more adverbs of manner, also known as “descriptive adverbs.”

Wir sind uns gestern zufällig im Park begegnet.
We met yesterday by chance in the park.

Ich möchte heute Abend lieber zu Hause bleiben.
I’d rather stay home tonight.

Dieses Projekt kann ich nicht allein schaffen.
I can’t manage this project alone.

II. Adverbs of Manner

The following list contains an additional 4 adverbs of manner that are frequently used. In the standard German sentence, the information regarding the manner in which an action is done is found in between time and place information. However, it is common to see adverbs at the beginning of sentences as well.

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