Italian verb grammar

Italian Verbs Grammar – Moods and Tenses

Italian verbs are conjugated into moods and tenses. As in most other romance languages such as French and Spanish, this means that there are different moods, and for each mood…

Italian Subjunctive

The Italian Subjunctive

What is the subjunctive? The subjunctive tense (congiuntivo) is a tense that doesn’t have an equivalent in English, therefore it can be a tricky one to learn. On the other…

Hypothetical period in Italian

The Hypothetical Period in Italian

  The hypothetical period (periodo ipotetico) consists of two sentences (main clause and dependant clause) which express a type of ‘hypothesis/consequence’ situation. In English, an example of hypothetical period is:…

Conjugations of Italian -ire verbs

The most common conjugations of Italian third-conjugation (-ire) Verbs As you may already know, linguistics recognise three different Italian verb conjugations, based on their ending. They are categorised as follow:…

Modal Verbs in Italian

What is a modal verb? In this article you’ll learn how to use 4 very important Italian verbs called verbi servili (modal verbs). Just like in English, Italian modal verbs…

The Italian Present Conditional

What is the Present Conditional and when should you use it in Italian? The condizionale presente is one of the most frequently used tenses in conversation, together with presente, passato…

Present tense in Italian

The present simple (presente indicativo) is used to talk about events which are taking place in the present. Learning the present simple allows you to talk to people in most…

The Perfect Tense in Italian

When you want to talk about events in the past, there are 2 main tenses you should learn: the Perfect Tense (passato prossimo) and the Imperfect (imperfetto). The perfect tense in…

Conjugations of Italian -ere verbs

The most common conjugations of Italian second-conjugation (-ere) Verbs In Italian, all the verbs ending in -ere are called second-conjugation verbs. As we will see in this article, they usually…

Imperfect tense in Italian

One of the most used past tenses in Italian is the so called ‘imperfect tense’ – or imperfetto. You’re supposed to use it whenever you talk about habitual ongoing events…

Infinitive in Italian

Before we examine the Italian infinitive tense, let’s take a look at what infinitive means. The infinitive is the basic form of the verb (to go, to do, to see…

italian future tense

Future tense in Italian

What is the Future Tense and when should you use it? The future tense in Italian has 2 variations: simple future and future perfect. However, it’s the simple future that…

Conjugations of Italian -are verbs

This article takes you through the most common types of Italian first-conjugation (-are) verbs. Mangiare is one of the most used Italian verbs, but what is its conjugations? As you…

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