French Learning French Adverbs

A comprehensive guide that helps beginner English students learn the use of adverbs in the French language.


In French, 'tel' is used as the equivalent of 'such' in English. It is generally utilised to indicate the same degree or extent. It can be used for comparisons and to describe the quality or nature of something. Like in English, this word is versatile and can be used differently depending on the context of the sentence.

Example sentences with  tel

In French, 'early' translates as 'tôt'. It can be used in various contexts such as when you say 'It is too early' which translates to 'C'est trop tôt'. Just as in English, 'tôt' can be used in various tenses to describe an action occurring before the expected or usual time.

Example sentences with  tôt

The French translation for 'always' is 'toujours'. It is mainly used in French to imply something happening all the time or continually. You can use 'toujours' in any place you'd use 'always' in English. For instance, 'Je mange toujours au restaurant' means 'I always eat at the restaurant'.

Example sentences with  toujours

The French word for 'very' is 'très'. It is used to enhance the meaning of an adjective, adverb, or another adverb. More often than not, it precedes an adjective or adverb. For instance, 'très bien' means 'very good', and 'très rapidement' means 'very quickly'.

Example sentences with  très
une fois

In French, the word 'une fois' is used to mean 'once'. It is often used to denote the occurrence of an action or event for one time. For example, 'Je suis allé à Paris une fois' which translates to 'I have been to Paris once'. Note that in French, numbers are very important in situating nouns, much like in English.

Example sentences with  une fois

The French word 'vivre' corresponds to the English verb 'live'. It is used in much the same way as in English to denote existence or survival, experiencing life or simply to indicate life in a particular location or condition. For example, 'Je vis à Paris' means 'I live in Paris'. Remember, while using it in present tense, the verb changes form to 'vis' for singular subjects like 'je' (I) and 'tu' (you), and 'vivent' for plural ones like 'ils/elles' (they).

Example sentences with  vivre

The French word 'vraiment' translates to 'really' in English. It is an adverb which is used to emphasize or express the validity of a statement. For instance, if you want to express that something is really good, in French it would be 'C'est vraiment bon'. Please note that adverbs like 'vraiment' generally comes after the verb.

Example sentences with  vraiment
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