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Lesson 188: Changing adjectives into adverbs

Where adjectives are used to modify nouns, adverbs are used to modify verbs.

We can turn an い-adjective into an adverb by replacing the -い ending with -く.

This bus is fast. このバスははやい。
kono basu ha hayai.
Can (I) return home early today? きょいえはやかえれるか?
kyou ie ni hayaku kaereru ka?

We can turn な-adjectives into adverbs by replacing the -な ending with -に.

Your girlfriend sings beautifully. あなたのかのじょはきれいにうたう。
anata no kanozyo ha kireini utau.
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