Adverb

The adverb provides more information on the way in which a verb (action) is performed. The following adverbs can be used in Sesotho sentences as extension after the verb:

TIME
at night - bosiu
in fall - hwetla
in spring - selemo
in summer - lehlabula
in the evening - mantsiboya
in the morning - hoseng
in winter - mariha
last year - ngwahola
next year - isao
on Monday - ka Mmantaha (click here for more days of the week/months)
the day before yesterday - maoba
this year - monongwaha
today - kajeno
yesterday -
maobane 

PLACE
abroad - mose
at school - sekolong
at the shop - lebenkeleng 
behind - morao
far - hole
here - teng
in town - toropong
front - pele (in front of - ka pele)
middle - hare (in the middle - ka hare)
near - haufi
on the ground - faatshe
up - hodimo
under - tlaase
(See also: Locatives in Sesotho)

MANNER
again - hape
badly - hampe
maybe - mohlomong
nicely - hantle
often - hangata
painfully - ha bohloko
really - ruri
slowly - butle

DEGREE
very much - haholo
a little - hanyenyane


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