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Using Adjectives as Adverbs

Using Adjectives as Adverbs

The Japanese language has a relatively simple method for modifying adjectives into adverbs that mirrors the English language’s method, such as when changing the adjective “technical” into the adverb “technically” by simply adding a suffix to the stem word.

For い-Adjectives, we simply add く to the stem of the respective adjective.

Example(s):

遅い – slow, 遅 – slowly
よい – good, よく – well

For な-Adjectives, we simply add に to the stem of the respective adjective.

Example(s):

静か – quiet, 静か – quietly
簡単 – simple, 簡単 – simply