Adverbs of Frequency

French adverbs of frequency

Adverbes de fréquence

Adverbs of frequency express how often the action of a verb occurs.

d’habitude   usually
encore   again
jamais   never, ever
parfois   sometimes
quelquefois   sometimes
rarement   rarely
sans cesse   ceaselessly
souvent   often
toujours   always

French also has a number of expressions that serve as adverbial phrases of frequency:

de temps à autre   once in a while
de temps en temps   once in a while
une fois, deux fois   once, twice
trois fois, quatre fois, etc.   three times, four times, etc.
encore une fois   one more time
tous les jours   every day
tous les lundi, mardi, etc.   every Monday, Tuesday, etc.
tous les mois   every month
tous les janvier, février, etc.   every January, February, etc.
tous les ans   every year
toutes les heures   every hour
toutes les semaines   every week
tous les deux jours
tous les trois mois, etc.
  every other day
every three months, etc.

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