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Words: Adverbs

  1. Basic
  2. Degree
  3. Frequency
  4. Time
  5. Modality
  6. Quantity

Basic

also, too
dōuall
zhǐonly, just
háistill, yet
zàiagain (imperfect/future)
不再búzàinot anymore, no longer
yòuagain (perfect/past)
jiùat once, just, only, already
cáinot until
已經yǐjīngalready

Degree

非常fēichángextremely
…極了... jí leextremely
…死了... sǐ le ... to death
太…了tài ... letoo
chāosuper, exceed
gòu... enough
特別tèbiéespecially
zhēn(de)really
tǐngquite, pretty
hǎohighly, very
hěnvery
有點yǒudiǎn(r)a little
決不juébùnot at all

Frequency

永遠yǒngyuǎnforever
總是zǒngshìalways
從來cóngláialways
一直yìzhícontinuously
平時píngshíusually
通常tōngchángusually
經常jīngchángoften
常常chángchángoften
有時yǒushí(hou)sometimes
偶爾ǒu'ěroccasionally
很少hěnshǎoseldom, rarely
cóng(lái)never (imperfect/future)
cóng(lái)méi(yǒu)never (perfect/past)

Time

現在xiànzàinow, at the moment
馬上mǎshàngat once, immediately
立即lìjíat once, immediately
xiānfirst
以前yǐqiánearlier, previously
以後yǐhòulater, afterwards
然後ránhòuthen, afterwards
那時nàshíthen (past tense)
當時dāngshíthen (past tense)
最近zuìjìnrecently, soon
不久bùjiǔsoon
zǎoearly
wǎnlate
終於zhōngyúfinally, eventually
突然tūránsuddenly
忽然hūránsuddenly

Modality

一定yídìngsurely, certainly
肯定kěndìngsurely, certainly
當然dāngránnaturally, of course
自然zìránnaturally, of course
實在shízàiactually, really
其實qíshíactually, in fact
原來yuánláioriginally
本來běnláioriginally
大概dàgàipropably, likely
可能kěnéngperhaps, maybe
也許yěxǔperhaps, maybe
未必wèibìimpropably, hardly
並不bìngbùnot at all
決不juébùnot at all
可惜kěxīunfortunately, sadly

Quantity

很少hěnshǎolittle, few
至少zhìshǎoat least
很多hěnduōmany, much
至多zhìduōat most
…多... duōmore than
差不多chàbuduōalmost, nearly
幾乎jīhūalmost, nearly
大概dàgàiapproximately
大約dàyuēapproximately
…左右... zuǒyòuapproximately
就是jiùshìexactly