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Words: Adverbs

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

Basic

ㄧㄜˇalso, too
ㄉㄡ all
ˇonly, just
ㄏㄞˊstill, yet
ㄗㄞˋagain (imperfect/future)
不再ㄅㄨˊ ㄗㄞˋnot anymore, no longer
ㄧㄡˋagain (perfect/past)
ㄐㄧㄡˋat once, just, only, already
ㄘㄞˊnot until
已经ˇ ㄐㄧㄥ already

Degree

非常ㄈㄟ  ㄔㄤˊextremely
…极了... ㄐㄧˊ ㄌㄜ˙extremely
…死了... ㄙˇ ㄌㄜ˙... to death
太…了ㄊㄞˋ ... ㄌㄜ˙too
ㄔㄠ super, exceed
ㄍㄡˋ... enough
特别ㄊㄜˋ ㄅㄧㄝˊespecially
ㄓㄣ  (ㄉㄜ˙)really
ㄊㄧㄥˇquite, pretty
ㄏㄠˇhighly, very
ㄏㄣˇvery
有点ㄧㄡˇ ㄉㄧㄢˇ(ㄦ˙)a little
决不ㄐㄩㄝˊ ㄅㄨˋnot at all

Frequency

永远ㄩㄥˇ ㄩㄢˇforever
总是ㄗㄨㄥˇˋalways
从来ㄘㄨㄥˊ ㄌㄞˊalways
一直ˋˊcontinuously
平时ㄆㄧㄥˊˊusually
通常ㄊㄨㄥ  ㄔㄤˊusually
经常ㄐㄧㄥ  ㄔㄤˊoften
常常ㄔㄤˊ ㄔㄤˊoften
有时ㄧㄡˇˊ (ㄏㄡ˙)sometimes
偶尔ˇˇoccasionally
很少ㄏㄣˇ ㄕㄠˇseldom, rarely
ㄘㄨㄥˊ (ㄌㄞˊ) ㄅㄨˋnever (imperfect/future)
ㄘㄨㄥˊ (ㄌㄞˊ) ㄇㄟˊ (ㄧㄡˇ)never (perfect/past)

Time

现在ㄒㄧㄢˋ ㄗㄞˋnow, at the moment
马上ㄇㄚˇ ㄕㄤˋat once, immediately
立即ㄌㄧˋ ㄐㄧˊat once, immediately
ㄒㄧㄢ first
以前ˇ ㄑㄧㄢˊearlier, previously
以后ˇ ㄏㄡˋlater, afterwards
然后ㄖㄢˊ ㄏㄡˋthen, afterwards
那时ㄋㄚˋˊthen (past tense)
当时ㄉㄤ  ㄕˊthen (past tense)
最近ㄗㄨㄟˋ ㄐㄧㄣˋrecently, soon
不久ㄅㄨˋ ㄐㄧㄡˇsoon
ㄗㄠˇearly
ㄨㄢˇlate
终于ㄓㄨㄥ  ㄩˊfinally, eventually
突然ㄊㄨ  ㄖㄢˊsuddenly
忽然ㄏㄨ  ㄖㄢˊsuddenly

Modality

一定ˊ ㄉㄧㄥˋsurely, certainly
肯定ㄎㄣˇ ㄉㄧㄥˋsurely, certainly
当然ㄉㄤ  ㄖㄢˊnaturally, of course
自然ˋ ㄖㄢˊnaturally, of course
实在ˊ ㄗㄞˋactually, really
其实ㄑㄧˊˊactually, in fact
原来ㄩㄢˊ ㄌㄞˊoriginally
本来ㄅㄣˇ ㄌㄞˊoriginally
大概ㄉㄚˋ ㄍㄞˋpropably, likely
可能ㄎㄜˇ ㄋㄥˊperhaps, maybe
也许ㄧㄜˇ ㄒㄩˇperhaps, maybe
未必ㄨㄟˋ ㄅㄧˋimpropably, hardly
并不ㄅㄧㄥˋ ㄅㄨˋnot at all
决不ㄐㄩㄝˊ ㄅㄨˋnot at all
可惜ㄎㄜˇ ㄒㄧ unfortunately, sadly

Quantity

很少ㄏㄣˇ ㄕㄠˇlittle, few
至少ˋ ㄕㄠˇat least
很多ㄏㄣˇ ㄉㄨㄛ many, much
至多ˋ ㄉㄨㄛ at most
…多... ㄉㄨㄛ more than
差不多ㄔㄚˋ ㄅㄨ˙ ㄉㄨㄛ almost, nearly
几乎ㄐㄧ  ㄏㄨ almost, nearly
大概ㄉㄚˋ ㄍㄞˋapproximately
大约ㄉㄚˋ ㄩㄝ approximately
…左右... ㄗㄨㄛˇ ㄧㄡˋapproximately
就是ㄐㄧㄡˋˋexactly