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Adverbs in Hungarian


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An adverb describes how a verb is done. Just like adjectives describe nouns, adverbs describe verbs.

We will see adverbs of manner (e.g. how, well, better, easily) and adverbs of place (e.g. when, where, whence, whither)

Creating adverbs of manner

Adverbs of manner describe or ask how a verb is done. We can make adverbs of manner in Hungarian by starting with an adjective and adding endings. For example:

  • gyors quick
  • gyorsan quickly

For a reference of how to create adverbs, see the adverb building page.

Types of adverb of manner

Adverbs can come in several flavours, including interogative, absolute, comparative/relative and superlative.

See here for more infomation about interrogative and relative adverbs in Hungarian.

Adverbs of number

See here for more infomation about adverbs of number in Hungarian.

Adverbs of place

Adverbs of place are the questions like "where?" and "whence?".

  • hol? where?
  • hová? whither?
  • honnan? whence?

See here for more infomation about interrogative adverbs of place.

Irregular adverbs

Here are some common irregular adverbs of manner formed from adjectives.

  • good
  • jól well
  • nagy big
  • nagyon very, greatly

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