Dobry czy dobrze? – adjectives and adverbs in Polish (A1)


Two forms are quite often confused by Polish learners, as they look very similar – adjectives and adverbs. Adjectives (e.g. długi, stary, ładny, dobry) refer to nouns, describing them, and are inflected for cases, numbers and genders – exactly like nouns. What are adverbs and what is their place in a sentence?

Adverbs (długo, staro, ładnie, dobrze) are used to modify adjectives or verbs and they never change their forms.

Dobrze wyglądasz. – You look well.

On mówi bardzo wolno. – He speaks very slowly.

Jak długo czekasz na mnie? – How long have you been waiting for me?


Adverbs are created from adjectives by adding the endings -e or -o. Here’s a list of the most common adverbs:




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