Degrees of Comparison of Adverbs

Adverbs of quality which end in “” or “-e” (derived from adjectives of quality) can have comparative and superlative degrees of comparison. There are two forms of the comparative and superlative: the simple, and the compound. The compound form is easier to learn.

Comparative degrees

Positive
adverb
Simple form
+ suffix (-ше / –іше)
Compound form
+ “більш” (more) / “менш” (less)
по́ві́льно – slowlyповільні́ше – more slowly
більш пові́льно – more slowly
менш пові́льно – less slowly
ціка́во – interestinglyцікаві́ше – more interestinglyбільш ціка́во – more interestingly
менш ціка́во – less interestingly

Superlative degrees

Positive
adverb
Simple form
+ prefix (най-)
* and
+ suffix (-ше / –іше)
Compound form
+ “найбі́льш-” (the most) / “найме́нш-” (the least)
пові́льно – slowly найповільні́ше – more slowlyнайбі́льш пові́льно – most slowly
найме́нш пові́льно – least slowly
ціка́во – interestinglyнайцікаві́ше – more interestinglyнайбі́льш ціка́во – most interestingly
найме́нш ціка́во – least interestingly
*Prefix “най” is interchangeable with “щонай” and “якнай”

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