50+ Punjabi Adverbs: An Easy Ling Guide!


Adverbs are an essential part of any language, and learning them can help you speak and write more clearly and accurately. Punjabi adverbs are used to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs, and they can help you convey your meaning more precisely.

For example, you might use an adverb to indicate the time, place, or manner in which something happened or to provide more information about the intensity or degree of an adjective or verb. Want to learn more? Let’s start!

How Do You Say Adverbs In Punjabi?

Adverbs are known as kiria visesana (ਕਿਰਿਆ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ਣ) in Punjabi. The term is pronounced as ki-ri-aa vi-se-san.

What Are Punjabi Adverbs?

Learning adverbs can be challenging for beginners of any language. This is especially true for learners of Punjabi, as it is a complex and nuanced language with unique grammar and syntax. Since Punjabi grammar allows this to be used in multiple forms, it is often hard to define or distinguish from other parts of speech. Additionally, some adverbs are specific to a particular culture or region and may not be understood or used in the same way in other parts of the world.

But hey! That doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to master! Let’s dive deeper into how it works below.

Adverbs Of Place

Punjabi adverbs of place give us an idea of “where” something has occurred. Below are some examples.

On theਉਤੇUte
Under/ DownਥੱਲੇThale
Far/ AwayਦੂਰDoor
Behind/ BackਪਿੱਛੇPichhe
At the frontਸਾਹਮਣੇSahamane

Adverbs Of Time

These Punjabi adverbs tells us “when” something has happened. You can also find more about how to use Punjabi adverbs in a sentence by using the Ling app.

When (interrogative)ਕਦੋਂKadon
Yesterday/ Tomorrowਕੱਲ੍ਹKal
The day after/ The day beforeਪਰਸੋਂParason
In the morningਸਵੇਰੇSavere
In the eveningਸ਼ਾਮੀਂShaamin
In the afternoonਦੁਪਹਿਰੇDupahire
At nightਰਾਤੀਂRaati
From time to timeਤਰਕਾਲੀਂTarakaali
Every dayਹਰ ਰੋਜ਼Har roz
Some timesਕਦੇ-ਕਦੇKade-kade

Adverbs Of Manner

The Punjabi adverbs show “how” something happened.

Like thisਇਸ ਤਰਾਂIsa tarhaam
Like thatਇਸ ਤਰਾਂUsa tarhaam
Very slowlyਹੌਲੀ ਹੌਲੀHauli-hauli
Very fastਤੇਜ਼-ਤੇਜ਼Tez-tez
Very soonਛੇਤੀ ਛੇਤੀChheti-chheti

Adverbs Of Number

This type of Punjabi adverb helps to show “how many times” something has happened or the number of times something happens.

One timeਇੱਕ ਵਾਰIk vaar
Many timesਕਈ ਵਾਰKai vaar
Again and againਬਾਰ ਬਾਰBaar baar
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Adverbs Of Reason

This kind of Punjabi adverb gives the “reason” behind something happening.

Thereforeਇਸ ਲਈIs lai
For that/ thisਇਸ ਵਾਸਤੇIs vaaste
That’s whyਤਾਂ ਹੀTaan hi
That’s becauseਤਾਈਓਂTaaion

Adverbs Of Purpose

The Punjabi adverbs of purpose give an understanding of “why” something happens.

For workਕੰਮ ਲਈKam lai
To workਕੰਮ ਨੂੰ Kam nu
To seeਵੇਖਣ ਨੂੰVekhana nu
For seeingਵੇਖਣ ਲਈVekhana lai

Adverbs Of Degree

The adverbs of degree in Punjabi give an idea of the intensity” of something happening.

Veryਬਹੁਤ Bahut
Noneਕੋਈ ਨਹੀਂKoi nahin

Adverbs Of Instrumental

Punjabi adverbs of instrumental help specify the tools or objects involved in carrying out an action in Punjabi sentences.

With theਨਾਲDe Naal
Alsoਨਾਲ ਹੀNaal hi
Like aਨਾਲੋਂNaalon

Adverbs Of Comitative

The word comitative means “not comparable.” Comitative adverbs express relationships involving people or entities being together or accompanied by each other.

Alongsideਨਾਲ ਨਾਲNaal naal
Like aਨਾਲੋਂNaalon

Sentences With Punjabi Adverbs

Some examples of Punjabi adverbs can be seen below. Can you identify what type they are? Please write to us in the comments section!

EnglishPunjabi Adverbs In SentencesPronunciation
She was walking quickly to the taxi.ਉਹ ਤੇਜ਼ੀ ਨਾਲ ਟੈਕਸੀ ਵੱਲ ਜਾ ਰਹੀ ਸੀ Uha tezi naal taxi val jai rahi si.
He made the cake by hand. ਉਸਨੇ ਹੱਥ ਨਾਲ ਕੇਕ ਬਣਾਇਆ। Usne hath naal cake banaiya.
Check with a doctor because the fever is still there. ਡਾਕਟਰ ਤੋਂ ਪਤਾ ਕਰੋ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਬੁਖਾਰ ਅਜੇ ਵੀ ਹੈ। Doctor ton pata karo kiunki bukhaar ajj vi hai.
I found the note over there on the table. ਮੈਨੂੰ ਉੱਥੇ ਮੇਜ਼ ਉੱਤੇ ਨੋਟ ਮਿਲਿਆ। Mainu uthe meza ute nota milia.

Frequently Asked Questions About Punjabi Adverbs

What Are Adverbs In Punjabi?

Adverbs in Punjabi are the words or terms which modify Punjabi verbs or adjectives to provide more information about how, when, where, or to what extent an action or quality occurs. They enhance the meaning of a sentence by specifying details such as manner, place, time, frequency, or degree.

For example, uh hauli-hauli kha riha hai (ਉਹ ਹੌਲੀ-ਹੌਲੀ ਖਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ) which means, “He is eating slowly.” Here, hauli-hauli (slowly) is the adverb that describes “to which degree” the action (kha – eating) is taking place.

What Are The 7 Types Of Adverbs?

The seven most common types of Punjabi adverbs are:

  1. Adverbs of degree – bahut (ਬਹੁਤ – very)
  2. Adverbs of time and place – aja kal (ਅੱਜ ਕੱਲ – nowadays) and ithe (ਇਥੇ – here)
  3. Adverbs of manner – kiven (ਕਿਵੇਂ – how)
  4. Adverbs of number – dubaara (ਦੁਬਾਰਾ – again)
  5. Adverbs of purpose – kam lai (ਕੰਮ ਲਈ – for work)
  6. Adverbs of reason – is lai (ਇਸ ਲਈ – so that)
  7. Adverbs of comitative – naal (ਨਾਲ – with)

How To Use Adverbs In Punjabi?

Using adverbs in Punjabi involves selecting an adverb to modify a verb or Punjabi adjective with the purpose of enhancing the description of actions or qualities in a sentence. For instance, to describe at what pace someone is speaking you will place the adverb hauli-hauli (slowly) before the verb bolna. So, the sentence, “He is eating slowly,” will read as “Uh hauli-hauli bol riha hai.”

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That was an easy beginner’s guide to the Punjabi adverbs. Learning Punjabi can seem challenging if you are absolutely new to the South Asian culture or languages. However, it is still a fun challenge if you are an avid language-enthusiast who loves acquiring new languages for whatever reasons.

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