You might’ve seen our article regarding Arabic adjectives, so it’s only natural that we should show an example or two of what an adverb in Arabic is since the structure is used in everyday conversation. Moreover, it will help broaden your vocabulary and enable you to make more complex sentences. However, first we need to know what the role of adverbs is in the structure of Arabic grammar. Generally, they’re words that modify any part of language other than a noun. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, time, sentences and other adverbs.

Below is a list of adverbs of time, place, manner, and frequency in Arabic:

Adverbs of time

Yesterday in ArabicAamsأَمْس
Today in ArabicAleeawmالْيَوْم
Tomorrow in ArabicGhadaغَدا
Now in ArabicAlaanالْآَن
Then in ArabicThomثُم
Later in ArabicFeemaa ba’dفِيْمَا بَعْد
Tonight in ArabicHatheh allaeelahهَذِه الْلَّيْلَة
Right now in ArabicFee alwaqt alhaaleeفِي الْوَقْت الْحَالِي
Last night in ArabicLaeelah aamsلَيْلَة أَمْس
This morning in ArabicHathaa alsabaahهَذَا الْصَّبَاح
Next week in ArabicAlaosbow’ almoqbelالْأُسْبُوْع الْمُقْبِل
Already in ArabicSaabeqaaسَابِقَا
Recently in ArabicMo’akharaمُؤَخَّرا
Lately in ArabicMo’akharaمُؤَخَّرا
Soon in ArabicQareeebaقَرِيْبا
Immediately in ArabicFawraaفَوْرَا
Still in ArabicLaa eeazaalلَا يَزَال
Yet in ArabicBa’dبَعْد
Ago in ArabicMonthمُنْذ

Adverbs of place

Here in ArabicHonaaهُنَا
There in Arabichonaakهُنَاك
Over there in ArabicHonaakهُنَاك
Everywhere in ArabicFee kol makaanفِي كُل مَكَان
Anywhere in ArabicFee aaee makaanفِي أَي مَكَان
Nowhere in ArabicLaa makaanلَا مَكَان
Home in ArabicMonazalمُنَزَّل
Away in Arabicba’eedaبَعِيْدا
Out in ArabicKhaarejخَارِج

Adverbs of manner

Very in ArabicJadaaجَدَّا
Quite in ArabicTamaamaaتَمَامَا
Really in ArabicHaqaحَقّا
Fast in ArabicSaree’سَرِيْع
Well in ArabicJaeedجَيِّد
Hard in ArabicAlthaabetالثَّابِت
Quickly in ArabicBesor’ahبِسُرْعَة
Slowly in ArabicBebot’بِبُطْء
Carefully in ArabicBe’enaaeeahبِعِنَايَة
Hardly in ArabicBealkaadبِالْكَاد
Barely in ArabicBealkaadبِالْكَاد
Mostly in ArabicFee alghaalebفِي الْغَالِب
Almost in ArabicTaqreebanتَقْرَيْبَا
Absolutely in ArabicEetlaqaaإِطْلاقَا
Together in ArabicMa’aaمَعَا
Alone in ArabicWahdahaaوَحْدَهَا

Adverbs of frequency

Always in ArabicDaa’emaaدَائِمَا
Frequently in ArabicKatheeeraكَثِيْرا
Usually in Arabic‘aadahعَادَة
Sometimes in ArabicAaheeaanaأَحْيَانا
Occasionally in ArabicAaheeaanaأَحْيَانا
Seldom in ArabicNaaderaa maaنَادِرَا مَا
Rarely in ArabicNaaderaنَادِرا
Never in ArabicAabadaأَبَدا

Once you’re done with Arabic adverbs, you might want to check the rest of our Arabic lessons. And never forget – practice makes perfect! So make sure you revise your lessons for maximum acquisition.

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