A few episodes ago (episode 188) I talked about the position of adverbs in French sentences. Well, this inspired me to tell you more about French adverbs and in this episode, I’ll cover how to adverbs ending in -MENT (a very common type of French adverbs) are formed, spelled and pronounced!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Vrai -> vraiment
Poli -> poliment
Rare -> rarement
Dur -> dure -> durement
Nerveux -> nerveuse -> nerveusement
Frais -> fraiche -> fraichement
A few irregularities : brièvement, énormément, précisément, gentiment
Méchant -> méchamment
Intelligent -> intelligemment
Violent -> violemment
Patient -> patiemment
Prudent -> prudemment
Elégant -> élégamment
Evident -> évidemment
LINKS and RESOURCES!
- Episode 188: “The position of adverbs in French”: frenchyourway.com.au/podcast188
- French Voices (my other podcast): frenchvoicespodcast.com
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