Grammar Glossary for Spanish Students
By Gerald Erichsen
Spanish Language Expert
Definition: The part of speech that is used for describing or limiting an adjective, a verb, another adverb or an entire sentence.
In English, adverbs are frequently formed by adding "-ly" to the end of an adjective; in Spanish, they are frequently formed by adding "-mente" to the feminine form of adjectives. However, there are many adverbs in both languages that do not fit this pattern. In Spanish it is more common than in English for adjectives to function as adverbs.