These are really easy, because all you have to do is change the -o ending of an adjective to an -a, then add -mente, corresponding to -ly in English. All other adjectives simply take -ly. These are known as derived adverbs (avverbi derivati)
With an -e-, nothing changes.
Remove the final -o of alto and add -a-mente
As in: He is highly ambiguous. Lui è altamente ambiguo.
Change the following adjectives into adverbs.
Mind that adjectives ending with lo, le and re, ro remove the final -o and add mente.
Finally, we have frequency adverbs!
Do you know which ones I'm talking about? Yes, the 'often, rarely, never' etc!
Often-spesso (also meaning 'thick')
At times-Qualche volta
These come after the verb and also at the beginning of the sentence:
Bevo sempre acqua frizzante-I always drink fizzy water.
Non va mai al cinema-He never goes to the cinema.
Qualche volta lo vedo in giro-Sometimes I see him around.
Andiamo spesso al teatro-We often go to the theatre.
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