ITALIAN VERBS: pronouncing COMPRARE – present tense

By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Oct 14

Italian verbs...
Yes, you can conjugate the present tense, but how is your pronunciation when these verbs are part of a sentence (which is like… always!)?

In this new series we’ll look at the correct (and fast!) pronunciation of verbs in Italian.

We start with the Present Tense, we’ll then move on to other tenses.

For each tense we’ll work with:
– positive statements
– negative statements
– positive questions
– negative questions

The first 12 videos of the series focus on the verb COMPRARE.


Here are the sentences I use in this lesson:

First, the conjugation of the regular -ARE verb COMPRARE (to buy) in the Present Tense.

IO COMPRO (I buy)
TU COMPRI (you buy)
LEI COMPRA (she buys / you buy – formal)
LUI COMPRA (he buys)
NOI COMPRIAMO (we buy)
VOI COMPRATE (you guys buy)
LORO COMPRANO (they buy)

1) DOMANI COMPRO UN TELEFONO
(I’m buying a phone tomorrow)

2) DOMANI COMPRI UNA CASA
(You’re buying a house tomorrow)

3) LA SETTIMANA PROSSIMA LEI COMPRA UNA BICICLETTA
(Next week she’s buying a bike)

4) LA SETTIMANA PROSSIMA MARIA COMPRA UNA BICICLETTA
(Next week Maria is buying a bike)

5) DOMANI COMPRIAMO UNA MACCHINA NUOVA
(Tomorrow we are buying a new car)

6) VOI COMPRATE UNA PIZZA STASERA
(You guys are buying a pizza tonight)

7) QUEST’ANNO LORO COMPRANO UNA BARCA
(This year they are buying a boat)

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