100 Common Japanese Adverbs

The 100 Most Common Japanese Adverbs

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Want to learn the Japanese language?  Here’s a complete list of the most common and useful adverbs in Japanese with their translation in English. Ideal to help you boost your Japanese vocabulary!

ENGLISH ROMAJI JAPANESE
a bit more, more, another mō chotto / mō sukoshi もうちょっと / もう少し
a little, a bit, slightly sukoshi 少し / すこし
a lot, many, much takusan たくさん
abnormally, unusually ijō ni 異常に
about, approximately yaku 約 / やく
absolutely, definitely zettai ni 絶対に
accidentally gūzen 偶然
after / later atode あとで / 後で
after all yappari やっぱり
again matta また
alone hitori de 独りで
already sudeni すでに
already, again mou もう
always itsumo いつも
always, constantly tsuneni 常に
anytime  donna toki mo どんなときも
anyway tonikaku とにかく
anywhere, everywhere doko demo どこでも
apparently dōyara どうやら
as much as possible narubeku なるべく
at any time, at all times itsudemo 何時でも
at first saisho ni 最初に
at last youyaku / yatto ようやく / やっと
automatically jidōteki ni 自動的に
away hanare te 離れて
barely wazuka ni わずかに
by now sorosoro そろそろ
calmly ochitsuite 落ち着いて
carefully chuui bukaku 注意深く
carefully, cautiously shinchō ni 慎重に
carelessly ukkari うっかり
certainly, of course mochiron もちろん
clearly hakkiri はっきり
comfortably kaiteki ni 快適に
commonly ippan teki ni 一般的に
completely, perfectly kanzen ni 完全に
completely, thoroughly sukkari すっかり
constantly ittei shite 一定して
correctly masashiku 正しく
curiously, mysteriously fushigina koto ni 不思議なことに
currently genzai 現在
delicately sensai ni 繊細に
desperately hisshi ni 必死に
early, quickly hayaku 早く
easily kantan ni 簡単に
easily, readily, quickly, flatly (refuse) assari あっさり
elsewhere, somewhere else ta no basho 他の場所
enough, sufficiently jyuubun 十分
entirely, wholly, all、everything subete / zenbu 全て / 全部
especially tokuni とくに
eventually, finally, ultimately kekkyoku 結局
ever, by now ima made ni 今までに
exactly chōdo 丁度
exceptionally reigai teki ni 例外的に
extremely sugoku すごく
extremely, exceptionally hijō ni 非常に
extremely, very totemo とても
fairly, significantly, quite kanari かなり
finally, at last yatto / toutou / tsuini やっと / とうとう / ついに
first of all mazu dai ichi ni まず第一に
for a while shibaraku 暫く
formerly mukashi
formerly, previously izen wa 以前は
fortnightly nishuu ni ichido 二週に一度
fortunately koūnna koto ni 幸運なことに
frankly socchoku ni 率直に
freely jiyū ni 自由に
frequently hinpan ni 頻繁に
frequently, often shibashiba しばしば
gradually jyojyo ni 徐々に
hard hādo ハード
hard hageshiku 激しく
hardly, seldom hotondo … nai ほとんど~ない
here koko ここ
home uchi
honestly shōjiki ni 正直に
hourly ichijikangoto ni 一時間毎に
immediately, right away tadachini 直ちに
immediately, soon sugu ni すぐに
in general ippan ni 一般に
in the future mirai ni 未来に
increasingly, more and more masumasu ますます
just a little, a little, slightly, a bit chotto, sukoshi ちょっと / すこし
just, precisely choudo ちょうど
last saigo ni 最後に
lately / recently saikin 最近
long nagaidesu 長いです
loudly, aloud ōgoe de 大声で
more motto もっと
more and more / little by little dandan だんだん
most mottomo もっとも
mostly ookata wa 大方は
mostly, nearly, almost, hardly hotondo ほとんど
needlessly muyami ni むやみに
never kesshite 決して
next tsugi no 次の
normally, usually tsūjō wa 通常は
not … at all zenzen 全然*
not very/ not much amari / taishite あまり / たいして
not yet, still mada まだ
now ima
nowhere doko ni mo どこにも
obviously akiraka ni 明らかに
occasionally tamani たまに
often yoku / shocchuu / tabitabi よく / しょっちゅう / たびたび
on purpose, deliberately wazato わざと
one after another tsugitsugi (ni) 次々に
only nomi のみ
other day senjitsu 先日
otherwise sa monaito さもないと
out soto de 外で
over there asoko あそこ
patiently shinbōzuyoku 辛抱強く
perhaps, probably tabun たぶん / 多分
politely, nicely teinei ni 丁寧に
precisely, naturally, obviously tōzen 当然
previously, before, earlier on mae ni 前に
quietly shizuka ni 静かに
quietly, freely, leisurely nonbiri のんびり
quite naka naka なかなか
quite/mostly daibu だいぶ
randomly mu sakui ni 無作為に
rarely mare ni まれに
rather mushiro むしろ
really hontōni 本当に
really jitsuni / hontoni 実に / 本当に
reasonably sokosoko そこそこ
regularly, periodically, on a regular basis teikiteki ni 定期的に
seldom, rarely metta ni めったに
separately betsubetsu ni 別々に
seriously honkide ほんきで
silently mokumokuto もくもくと
simply tanni 単に
slowly yukkuri ゆっくり
so so (not good,not bad) maa maa まあまあ
sometimes tokidoki 時々
somewhere doko ka ni どこかに
soon, shortly mamonaku まもなく
soon moosugu もうすぐ
strangely enough, strange to say, weirdly enough kimyōna koto ni 奇妙なことに
strictly genmitsu ni 厳密に
strongly tsuyoku 強く
stupidly oroka ni 愚かに
suddenly totsuzen 突然
surprisingly igaito 意外と
then sonotoki そのとき
then, later sonogo その後
there soko そこ
today kyou 今日
together issho ni 一緒に
tomorrow ashita 明日
tonight kon ya 今夜
unfortunately, sadly zannennagara 残念ながら
usually/normally futsuu / fudan 普通(は) / 普段(は)
very hard, with the greatest effort, with all your strength; desperately isshokenmei 一所懸命
weekly shuu ichido 週一度
well jōzu 上手

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