Adverbs: gerne

Express preferences with the adverb gerne

Adverbs give more detail about the nature of an action, a process, or a condition. Adverbs relate either to a word in the sentence (e.g. a verb) or to the complete sentence. Adverbs are not conjugated or declined, so their form does not change.

You can use gerne to describe what you like or what you enjoy. You can develop the statement further with the comparative lieber and the superlative am liebsten.

Ich spiele gerne Basketball.
Aber Fußball spiele ich lieber als Basketball.
Golf spiele ich am liebsten.

 

 

 

Grammatical terms in German:

das Adverb: An adverb describes when, where or how something happens. It relates to another word in the sentence (e.g. a verb or an adjective), or to the whole sentence.