Quantity Adverbs

What are Quantity Adverbs?

Quantity adverbs answer the questions “ne kadar” meaning “how much” in the sentence. These adverbs can take place before or after an adjective, verb or other adverbs.

 

Quantity Adverbs have three sub-groups:

  • Indicate the equality
  • Showing comparison (Comparatives)
  • Showing extremity (Superlatives)

 

Let’s first see a list of some quantity adverbs:

En … The Most …
DahaMore
PekQuite
OldukçaQuite
ÇokVery / Much / Too Much
AzNot Much
BirazA little
KadarAs Much As / As … As
DenliTo a Degree
GibiLike / As / Such As / Around
FazlaMuch

 

Indicating Equality

When we’re talking about equality, we use the adverb “kadar” meaning “as much as”:

 

  • Cennet kadar güzel bir yer. (A place as beautiful as heaven)
  • Okula gitmeyi sevmediği kadar iş yapmayı da sevmez. (He doesn’t like going to school as much as doing work)
  • Çalıştığın kadar para kazanırsın. (You earn money as much as you work)

 

Showing Comparison

When we’re talking about a comparison, we use “daha” meaning “more”:

 

  • Benim arabam senin arabandan daha hızlı. (My car is faster than your car.)
  • Bu sınav için daha çok çalışmalısın. (You need to study more for this exam.)
  • Sanki, bugün daha güneşli. (It’s as if, sunnier today)

 

Showing Extremities

If you want to talk about extremities, you need to use “en …” in addition to an adjective, meaning “the most …”. You can also use “çok” and “fazla” both meaning “very/much/many” similarly to the “en…” word:

 

  • O çok güzel bir kız. (She is a very pretty girl)
  • En temiz ev, benim evim. (My house is the cleanest house)
  • Amerika’da çok yabancı arkadaşım var. (I have many foreign friends in the United States)

 

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