I was writing the following message to an exchange friend and I struggled to find adverbs to pair with the verb 遊ぶ, and now I'm wondering a broader question about adverbs in general:
In this case, I wanted to convey the idea of "very", "extremely", "often", or something natural-sounding in Japanese. I thought of adverbs like ずいぶんと and もっと, but neither seemed quite natural or very correct.
More generally, from experience, can you say that there are any adverbs in Japanese that show up very commonly in spoken Japanese (both casual and polite)? In English, we use general adverbs "very", "really" "a lot", "so much", "super" (colloquial), etc that can be used in a wide variety of everyday situations.
Which Japanese adverbs fill a similar role in (spoken) Japanese? Also, which adverbs are more polite or academic-sounding, such as the word "quite" in English?
How would you say the phrase "a game called Risk," or more generally, "a thing called ____", putting emphasis on the fact the speaker probably hasn't heard of the name of the thing? 「ボードゲームのRisk」？
How would you say, "We've been doing things like playing videos games, visiting family, and going out to eat and to watch movies"? 「私たちはビデおゲームをして、家族を訪ねて、食べに出かけて、映画を見に出かけています」？