Hmm, would something like "lentamente" or "lento" work as well?
Lentamente, yes. (Adverb, can be used pointing to a verb: beber)
Lento, no. (Adjective, cannot point to a verb)
Is her pronunciation of devagar correct?
Not according to google translate, and Pimsleur
Yes, it is correct. But in the speech, you will hear a sound like our "i": "divagar"
"devagar" does not look like an adverb. What is the origin ? "de vagar" from the verb "vagar" ?
Some adjectives have become adverbs.
But you can use "devagar" and "rápido" as adverbs.
Lento means gently too right?
No. Depending on the context, "lentamente" can be the same as "gentilmente", but most often is different.
Obrigado. I was thinking of Spanish there xD
Is devagar also pronounced "gee" - vagar?
It depends on the region in Brazil. Where I live, people say /gee - vagar/ =)