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Asked • 06/18/19

Why are Spanish adverbs formed using the feminine?

To form adverbs in Spanish, you take your chosen adjective, e.g. **lent@** - *slow*, turn it into the feminine form, **lenta**, then add *-mente*, ***lentamente*** - *slowly*.Why do you use the feminine form here?In most gender-neutral cases, Spanish takes the masculine form, but this doesn't, why not?

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