For those who are not native English speakers, it can be quite challenging to maintain a good level of fluency when speaking English and to convey emotions verbally. Using adverbs is a good way to improve your fluency. Let’s learn some adverbs that are commonly used by native speakers!



1. Seriously

Seriously means badly or severely and has a similar meaning to “really” when used alone.


Seriously, the food there was awful.



2. Honestly

Honestly means in a way that is honest. It is also used to emphasize that you are telling the truth.


I honestly don’t know how I will react the next time I meet a potentially dangerous situation.



3. Hopefully

It is often used at the start of a sentence, to express what you would like to happen.


Hopefully, I will get a raise this time.



4. Absolutely

Absolutely is used for adding force to a strong adjective that is not usually used with “very” or to a verb expressing strong emotions.


I absolutely adore jazz.



5. Technically

Technically means according to an exact understanding of rules, facts, or methods used in science and industry.


Technically, your mother tongue is the language you learn as a child.



6. Largely

Largely means to a great degree, or generally.


His later years were devoted largely to charitable work.