• Capitolo 7
     
    AVVERBI
     
    In English adverbs are made by adding "ly" to the end of an adjective.
    In Italian adverbs are made by adding "mente" to the end of an adjective, HOWEVER, there are some rules to follow before adding "mente":
     
    Firstly, you must put the adjective in its singular masculine form and THEN:
     
    if it ends in "o", change it to "a" and then add "mente"
    if it ends in "le", drop the "e" and then add "mente"
    if it ends in "re", drop the "ed" and then add "mente"
    if it end in "e", just add "mente"
     
    Esempi:
    fortuno - fortunatamente
    gentile - gentilmente
    particolare - particolarmente

     
    Some adjectives that end in "e":
    lente (slow)
    dolce (sweet)
    benestante (well off)
    elegante (elegant)
    forte (strong)
    impertinente (impertinent)
    competente (competant)
    felice (happy)
    infelice (unhappy)
    conveniente (cheap)
    intelligente (intelligente)
    feroce (ferocious)
     
    Some adjective that end in "le":
    gentile (kind)
    terribile (terrible)
    incredibile (incredible)
    dolcile - docile
    crudele - cruel
    imbecille - foolish
    abile - clever
    debole - weak 
    giovanile (youthful)
     
    Some adjectives that end in "re":
    particolare (particular)
    regolare (regular)