Adverb and Adverbial Expressions

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- generally placed adverbs after the verb they modify. - determines, how, when, where, and with what frequency something is, was, or will be done.

Bien

well, very

Tu vas bien.

Mieux

better

Elle joue de mieux en mieux ( She plays better and better)

Mal

badly, poorly

Tant pis!

too bad, Never mind

Il ne vien pas? Tant pis! (He isn't coming?)

Tant pis pour toi!

that serves you right,
too bad for you

ici

Here

Vous etes d'ici? ( Are you from here?)

là-bas

(over) there

Qui est cet homme là-bas ( Who is that man over there)

partout

everywhere

Nous avons voyagé un peu partout dans le monde. ( we've traveled pretty much everywhere in the world)

ailleurs

elsewhere, somewhere else

si tu n'es pas bien ici, tu n'as qu'à aller ailleurs

hier

yesterday

déjà

already

bientot

soon

parfois

sometimes

souvent

often, frequently

toujour

always/still

encore

still
Ils sont encore là

Tôt

early

tard

late

tot ou tard

avant

before, previously, prior

avant, jallais souvent au cinéma ( Previously, I often went to the movies).

maintenant

now

après

after, afterwards, later

soudain

suddenly, all of a sudden

longtemps

long, along while

vite

quickly, fast

Viens vite!

très

very

assez (de).
J'ai assez mangé

enough

I've had enought to eat

beaucoup (de)

many, much, a great deal

tant (de)
Ils se sont tant aimés

so much, so greatly
they are such great friends

tellement (de)

so much, so many

plus (de)

more

trop (de)
c'est vraiment trop stupide.

too much (too many)

peu (de)

little, not much, few, not many

moins.
c'est moins loin qu'on pensait.

less, minus,fewer.

its more or less what we thought.

Plutôt.
dans l'ensemble, ils sont plutôt sympathiques

rather, sooner.
On the whole, they're rather likeable.

presque

almost

surtout

above all, chiefly,especially

Peut-être
il est peut-être fatigué, mais il est surtout paresseux

perhaps, maybe.
maybe he is tired, but moreover he is lazy

sans doute
vous avez sans doute raison

doubtless, no doubt.
no doubt you're right

Même
elle est même arrivée en avance

Even, Same
she even arrived early

c'est a dire

that is to say, in other words

par exemple

for example

volontiers.
vous en voulez encore? volontiers

gladly, willingly, with pleasure.
would you like some more? With pleasure

exprés.
je ne l'ai pas fait exprés.

on purpose, deliberately, expressly.
Excuse me; I didn't do it on purpose.

À peine.
elle est à peine plus grande que toi.

hardly, scarcely, barely.
she is hardly bigger than you

en vain.
On a essayé en vain de le joindre au téléphone

in vain.

we tried in vain to reach him by phone.

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