Standard-estonian Grammar: Adverbs
From Polyglot Club WIKI
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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.
- Aeglane (slow) becomes aeglaselt (slowly)
- Kaunis (beautiful) becomes kaunilt (beautifully)
However that’s not always the case. Some words are adverbs by nature.
- Nüüd (now),
- tõesti (really),
- varsti (soon)