120 Common French Adverbs to Make Your French Sound More Interesting

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July 20, 2019

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Looking for a list of the most common French adverbs? You've come to the right place! In this article, we're listing down 120 of the most common ones that you can use in your everyday speech.

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If you need a bit more of background on French adverbs, head over to this Simple Guide to French Adverbs to review what adverbs are, the different types, how they are formed, and their placement in a sentence.

Common French Adverbs

French Adverbs that Start with A

absolumentabsolutely
actuellementcurrently
ailleurselsewhere
alorsso
ainsithus; so
aprèsafter
assezquite, fairly
aujourd'huitoday
aussias; as well
aussitôtimmediately
autantas much
autrefoisin the old days
autrementdifferently
autouraround
avantbefore
avant-hieron the day before yesterday
avecwith

French Adverbs that Start with B

beaucoupa lot
baslow
bienwell
bientôtwell
bientôtsoon
brusquementabruptly

French Adverbs that Start with C

cependantnonetheless
certesadmittedly
certainementcertainly
cihere
combienhow much/many
commeas
commenthow
complètementcompletely

French Adverbs that Start with D

d'abordfirst
davantage more
debout standing
dehorsdehors
déjàalready
delàbeyond
beyondtomorrow
depuissince
dernièrementlately
désormais from now on, henceforth
dessusdessus
devantin front of
doucementdoucement

French Adverbs that Start with E

égalementégalement
encoreagain/still
enfinfinally; eventually
ensembletogether
ensuitenext, then
énormément enormously
environabout

French Adverbs that Start with F

facilementeasily
franchement frankly

French Adverbs that Start with G

gentimentkindly
guèrehardly

French Adverbs that Start with H

hauthigh
heureusementfortunately
hier yesterday

French Adverbs that Start with I

icihere
immédiatement immediately

French Adverb that Starts with J

jamaisnever

French Adverbs that Start with L

there
là-basover there
là-dedans in here, in there
là-dessuson here; on there
largementgreatly; well
légèrement lightly; slightly
lentementslowly
loin far
longtempsfor a long time
lorswhen
lors deduring

French Adverb that Start with M

maintenant now
malpoorly; badly
même even
moins less
mieuxbetter

French Adverbs that Start with N

naturellementnaturally
nenot
nonno; not

French Adverb that Starts with O

ouiyes

French Adverbs that Start with P

parfoissometimes
partouteverywhere
pasnot
parfaitementperfectly
peufew, little
peut-êtreperhaps
plutôtrather
plusmore, ___-er
pointhardly any; almost no
pourquoiwhy
pourtantyet
précédemmentpreviously
précisémentprecisely
premièrementfirstly
prèsnear
presquenearly
profondémentprofoundly
puisthen

French Adverbs that Start with Q

quelquesome
quelque partsomewhere

French Adverbs that Start with R

rapidementrapidly
rarementrarely

French Adverbs that Start with S

seulementonly
sérieusementseriously
simplementsimply
si as/so
soudain suddenly
souvent often
surtout especially

French Adverbs that Start with T

tantso much
tantôt sometimes
tardlate
tellement so (much)
tôtearly
toujours always
tout all
trèsvery
trop too much

French Adverbs that Start with V

vite quickly
vraimentreally

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Here are some FAQs about Common French Adverbs

Where do adverbs go in French?

When an adverb modifies a verb, it is placed after the verb. If an adverb modifies an adjective or an adverb, it will be placed before the word it modifies.

 

Where do you put adverbs in French?

Adverbs are placed either after the verb or before an adjective or adverb, it modifies.

 

How are most French adverbs formed?

If the adjective ends with a vowel, add –ment to the adjective to form the adverb. If the adjective ends with a consonant, change it to the feminine form (to get the “e” at the end) and add –ment.

 

Where do you put time in a French sentence with time adverbs?

Adverbs of time are found after the verb and the object.

 

Where do adverbs go in French in the negative form?

French adverbs are placed after the second part of the negation (pas) in a negative sentence.

About the author 

Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

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