Hindi Language Blog

Adverb of Manner Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Hindi Language

In Hindi, there are three types of adverbs as I have mentioned in my post on Adverbs in Hindi. Out of these 3 adverbs, in this post I will revisit the adverbs of quantity in Hindi with some more examples.

As we know that the words which give the measure (quantity) of action are called Adverb of Manner. In Hindi, it is called रीतिवाचक क्रिया विषेशण (Riteevaachak Kriya Visheshan).

In Hindi, those words that tell us the method of the action are known as Adverb of Manner.

उदाहरण – Udaaharan – Example:

1. वे हमारी कहानी ध्यानपूर्वक सुन रहे थे। Veh hamari kahani dhayanpurvak sun rahe the. (They were listening to our story carefully.)
2. माँ ने पुत्री को भली भाँति समझा दिया था। Maa ne putri ko bhalibhati samjha diya tha. (Mother made her daughter clearly understood.)

The underlined words, ध्यानपूर्वक (carefully) and भली भाँति (clearly) are adverb of manner as they tell us the manner of action. Similarly,  धीरे- धीरे (slowly),  सहसा (suddenly), सच (truth), तेज (fast), जैसे (like), वैसे (like wise) are also adverb of manner.

In Hindi, रीतिवाचक क्रिया विषेशण  (Adverb of manner) is divided into 9 types, according to what they tell about manner of action :

1. विधि वाचक (Method)
e.g. धीरे-धीरे (slowly), हाथों हाथ (on hand), सुखपूर्वक (happily), शीघ्र (urgently)

2. निष्चयवाचक (Decisiveness)
e.g. जरूर (sure), नि: सन्देह (without doubt)

3. अनिष्चयवाचक (Indecisiveness)
e.g. अक्सर (occasionally), कदाचित (never), शायद (maybe), संभवत: (possibly) ।

4. हेतु वाचक (Purpose)
e.g. अतएव (at-last), इसलिए (therefore), किस लिए (for what), क्यों (why)

5. निशेधवाचक (Prohibition)
e.g. नहीं (no), मत (don’t), न (don’t/no), कभी नहीं (never)

6. प्रष्न वाचक (Interrogative)
e.g. कैसे (how), क्यों (why)

7. स्वीकृतिवाचक (Permission)
e.g. हाँ (yes), जी (yes), सच (truth), बिल्कुल (sure), ठीक (right)

8. अवधारण वाचक (Concept)
e.g. भर (full), तक (up to, by), मात्र (only)

9. आकस्मिकतावाचक (Suddenness)
e.g. अचानक (suddenly), सहसा (at sudden)

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. darshana:

    It will be nice if u publish some unseen passage for reading. i am teaching Hindi and those passage really helps for further reading which also i am using as a comprehension.
    Thanking You,