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The suffix weise

The suffix weise is the most frequently used adverb suffix. It is still added to nouns and adjectives to form new adverbs.

Derivation type:  Noun to adverb
Adjective to adverb
Verb to adverb

Noun to adverb

Direct suffixation
Ansatz + weise = ansatzweise
Fass fassweise
Scherz scherzweise
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With linking element s
Ausnahme +  s  + weise = ausnahmsweise
Gebiet gebietsweise
Vorzug = vorzugsweise
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With plural form
Fass + weise = fässerweise
Stichprobe stichprobenweise
Tag tageweise
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Adjective to adverb

When weise is added to an adjective, the linking element (inflection ending) er is always inserted between the adjective stem and the suffix:

auffällig +
+ weise = auffälligerweise
bedauerlich bedauerlicherweise
dumm dummerweise
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Verb to adverb

The suffix weise is the only suffix to form adverbs from verbs. It is very rarely added to verbs.

leihen + weise = leihweise
mieten mietweise
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