French adverbs of frequency

French lesson 11 of grammar: French adverbs of frequency

French adverbs of frequency

Knowing the French adverbs of frequency is really very important. Indeed, in French, the adverbs of frequency are widely used. In French, the adverbs of frequency are: jamais, rarement, parfois, souvent et toujours (never, rarely, sometimes, often and always). At the beginner level, this is one of the first things to learn and master:

To simplify the use of the French adverbs of frequency, we can say that when something happens:

- 100 % of the time, we use “toujours” (toujours = always)
- 75 % of the time, we use “souvent” (souvent = often)
- 50 % of the time, we use “parfois” (parfois = sometimes)
- 25 % of the time, we use “rarement” (rarement = rarely)
- 0 % of the time, we use “jamais” (jamais = never)

The French adverbs of frequency are placed after the verb: verb + adverb. Examples:

- With “toujours” : “Je vais toujours chez mes parents le dimanche.”
- With “souvent” : “Je vais souvent au restaurant.”
- With “parfois” : “Je vais parfois au cinéma.”
- With “rarement” : “Je lis rarement un livre.”
- With “jamais” : “Je ne fais jamais de sport.”

To deepen this grammar lesson on the French adverbs of frequency, you can study the French course: learn to talk about tastes.

Once you have successfully mastered this grammar lesson on adverbs of frequency in French, you can move on to the next grammar lesson:

French grammar lesson 12: position of adjectives in French

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