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Standard-estonian Language Standard-estonian Grammar: Adverbs

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While in English adverbs are usually formed by adding (-ly) to adjectives. In Estonian many adverbs are formed from adjectives, simply by using the ablative case of the adjective.


Examples:

  • Aeglane (slow) becomes aeglaselt (slowly)
  • Kaunis (beautiful) becomes kaunilt (beautifully)


However that’s not always the case. Some words are adverbs by nature.

Examples:

  • Nüüd (now),
  • tõesti (really),
  • varsti (soon)

Source: http://mylanguages.org/estonian_adverbs.php

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