An adverb is a word that modifies (describes) a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
Many French adverbs end in -ment, while their English equivalents usually end in -ly.
- Il parle rapidement - He speaks rapidly
- Je me sens parfaitement bien - I feel perfectly well.
Adverbs that end in -ment / -ly are usually adverbs of manner: they describe how something is done.
But there are many other types of adverbs.
- Adverbs of frequency (souvent - often, rarement - rarely)
- Adverbs of place (ici - here, partout - everywhere)
- Adverbs of quantity (beaucoup - a lot, trop - too much)
- Adverbs of time (hier - yesterday, maintenant - now)
- Comparative adverbs (plus - more, moins - less)
- Interrogative adverbs (quand - when, pourquoi - why)
- Negative adverbs (ne ... pas - not, ne ... jamais - never)
- Superlative adverbs (le plus - the most, le moins - the least)