Comparison of adverbs
(Comparison of adverbs in German grammar)
Table of contents – comparison of adverbs
On this page you will find the following:
What adverbs can be compared?
Adverbs (called Umstandswörter in German) indicate the circumstances or properties of something. In general, adverbs are not – at most, they can be modified by comparison. In contrast to adjectives, most of which are comparable and may be used as comparable adverbs, only very few true adverbs can have comparative degrees.
Read the following list of adverbs that have degrees of comparison:
Degrees of comparison of adverbs
|sehr||mehr||am meisten||very → more → the most|
|gern||lieber||am liebsten||with pleasure → rather → best of all|
|oft||öfter||am öftesten||often → more often → most often|
|bald||eher||am ehesten||soon → sooner → the soonest|
|wohl||besser||am besten||quite → better → the best|