In this Spanish Difficult Review quiz you will be looking at some of the irregular adverbs found in Spanish. Before moving on to that, however, let’s review what you learned in the Spanish Medium Review quiz series about adverbs.
First, the adverbs you previously learned were regular adverbs. What does that mean? Regular adverbs are words that have the letters 'mente' added to their ending in Spanish and 'ly' in English. In Spanish, the letters of 'mente' are only added to the end of the feminine form of the word in order to make the word an adverb. For example, the word 'quick' in Spanish is 'rápido'. The feminine form is 'rápida'. Add 'mente' and you then get the Spanish word 'rápidamente' which means 'quickly'. This type of adverb is an 'Adverb of Manner'.
When you got to the Spanish Difficult Review quiz series you then learned about 'Comparative Adverbs' and 'Superlative Adverbs'. Again, the rules surrounding both of those types of adverbs were based upon the adverb being a regular adverb. However, just as Spanish has regular and irregular verbs, it also has regular and irregular adverbs.
There are probably more irregular adverbs than regular in Spanish. You have actually learned about two of the irregular adverbs in this Spanish Difficult Review series. Those two irregular adverbs were the words of good (bueno) and bad (malo). In the comparative form, good becomes mejor and bad becomes peor. With that in mind, this quiz is going to focus on a some of the other more common irregular adverbs. Note that there are no specific rules to follow when it comes to irregular adverbs. Therefore, they will all have to simply be memorized. Yes, we feel your pain but, together, we will all get through it! Now for some irregular adverbs.
|a lot||mucho / mucha|
|almost / mostly||casi|
|barely / hardly||apenas|
|next week||semana próxima|
|occasionally||de vez en cuando|
|right now||ahora mismo|
|this morning||esta mañana|
|together||juntos (note that the J sounds like an H)|
|usually||por lo general and/or normalmente|
Please note that the words más and menos are not used with irregular comparatives! However, with irregular superlatives the definite article is still used!
Now that you have had a chance to review some of the irregular adverbs it is time to move onto the quiz section. Each quiz sentence contains an English adverb. Your task is to find the correct Spanish translation of the given adverb. Note that the adverb in the sentence will not be shown to you in capitalized letters. Therefore, you will need to pay close attention to find which word in the sentence is the adverb.
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