Italian for Beginners: ITALIAN VERB CONJUGATION [Live Interactive Lesson]

By Manu Venditti | All Levels

Jan 29

Italian for Beginners: ITALIAN VERB CONJUGATION [Live Interactive Lesson]

Today we are going to discuss The Basic of Italian Verb and its correct usage. Italian verbs are difficult because it depends on the subject of the verb in order for it to be altered from its base form. But, as with all things grammar-related, it’s a little more complicated than that. Let’s take a look at how verbs are conjugated in several different ways.

Typical Italian Verb

CANTARE (to sing) – is an Infinitive you can’t use it if you want to say “I sing” as present tense, so you must conjugate it to show a different tense and indicate the subject. If you are the subject your verb has to end with O.

Note: Present tense in Italian renders continuous form and also covers future tense.

The Ending of the conjugated verb is always based on the Subject.

Regular Verb

CANTARE

PARLARE

PARLARE

PENSARE

(Any Verb)

(Any Verb)

(Any Verb)

(Any Verb)

Root Word

Cant

Parl

Parl

Pens

Subject

IO (I)

IO (I)

TÙ (You)

NOI (We)

LÙI (he)

LEI (she)

VOI (y’all)

LORO (they)

Ending

O

O

I

IAMO

A

A

ATE

ANO

Conjugated

IO CANTO

IO PARLO

PARLI

PENSIAMO

PRACTICE!

Make a list of verb (regular verbs if you are a beginner) then try to conjugate them using the reference above.

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