Adverb – adverbe
Let's Define It!
What's an *adverb*?
An adverb is a word that can modify most parts of speech with the exception of a noun.
When you say, for example, "Elle chante bien" [She sings well], the adverb bien [well] modifies the verb chante.
And when you say "Elle chante très bien" [She sings very well], the adverb très [very] modifies the adverb bien [well]. So in other word, an adverb can modify a verb or even another adverb among others.
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Below, you will find some examples of adverbs. They are underlined for your convenience.
- Ce mec est vraiment charmant. This man is truly charming.
- Je sais exactly ce que tu veux. I know exactly what you want.
- Vous avez totalement raison. You're totally right.