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What are adverbs?
Adverbs are words that give more information about some happening or action: how, how often, in what circumstances, etc. And, what’s best – they never change their form! Yay!
Adverbs can go with various sorts of words, such as:
Dobro pleše. – He/she is dancing well.
Soparnik je jako slan. – Soparnik is very salty.
Marko govori previše glasno. – Marko speaks too loudly.
d) whole sentences
Naravno, volim slavonski kulen. – Of course, I love Slavonian kulen.
What types of adverbs are there in the Croatian language?
Some of the most frequent types of adverbs in the Croatian language are:
Adverbs of time:
prekjučer (the day before yesterday), jučer (yesterday), sutra (tomorrow), preksutra (the day after tomorrow), sad(a) (now), konačno (eventually)…
Jučer sam jela suhe smokve. – I ate dried figs yesterday.
Adverbs of place:
dolje (down), gore (up), ovdje (here), blizu (near), daleko (far), doma (at home)…
Plaža je blizu. – The beach is near.
Adverbs of manner:
tiho (quietly), nasumce (randomly), rado (gladly), naoko (seemingly), potajno (secretly)…
Rado razgovaram s rođacima. – I gladly talk with my relatives.
Adverbs of quantity:
još (more), malo (a little), vrlo (very), dvaput (twice), triput (three times)…
Dvaput sam bio u Hrvatskoj. – I have been in Croatia twice.
Adverbs of cause:
zato (that’s why), stoga (therefore)…
Zato želim naučiti hrvatski. – That’s why I want to learn Croatian.
možda (maybe), ipak (although), dakle (so), vjerojatno (probably), navodno (supposedly)…
Možda sutra idemo na izlet. – Maybe we’ll go for a day trip tomorrow.
jednom riječju (in one word), prema tome (according to that), sve u svemu (all in all), osim toga (besides that), na svu sreću (luckily)…
Sve u svemu, hrvatski nije previše težak. – All in all, Croatian is not too hard.
What would you say, is Croatian hard to learn or not?
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