Swahili Adverbs

This is a list of adverbs in Swahili. This includes adverbs of time, place, manner and frequency. Which sums up most of what you need for daily use.

Now: Sasa
Later: Baadaye
Tonight: Usiku huu
Last night: jana usiku
This morning: asubuhi ya leo
Yesterday: Jana
Today: Leo
Tomorrow: Kesho
Next week: wiki ijayo
Already: tayari
Recently: hivi majuzi
Lately: siku hizi
Soon: hivi karibuni
Immediately: Hivi sasa / sasa
Still: bado
Yet: bado

After the above adverbs of time, now we move on to adverbs of place.

Here: hapa
There: kule
Everywhere: kila mahali
Anywhere: mahali popote

Now adverbs of manners, used to describe how something happens. They are usually placed after the main verb.

Carefully: kwa makini
Alone: pekee
Very: sana
Really: kweli
Quickly: haraka
Slowly: polepole
Almost: karibu
Together: pamoja

These are adverbs of frequency, which are used to answer the question "how often?".

Always: kawaida
Sometimes: mara kwa mara
Rarely: mara chache
Never: kamwe

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