Irregular -are Verbs

Irregular -are verbsItalian has only 4 irregular –are verbs. Though they don’t share a conjugation pattern, it’s helpful to look at them side by side because there are many similarities.

   

   

Conditional Mood

Italian conditionalIn English, we use the modal “would” plus a verb to talk about actions that may or may not take place, usually depending on whether a certain condition is met. The Italian equivalent to this construction is a conditional mood with a full set of conjugations for every verb. The uses of these two constructions are very similar.

   

Parting Words

Italian parting words
Every hello eventually leads to a good-bye. Here’s how to say good-bye at any time of day as well as mention when you’ll meet again.

   

Negative Adjectives

Italian negative adjectivesItalian negative adjectives are used to negate or refuse nouns. Like other negative structures, negative adjectives – also called indefinite negative adjectives – have two parts.

   

-parire Verbs

Italian -arre verbsMost Italian verbs that end in –parire have two sets of conjugations in the present tense and some other tenses and moods. They can either be conjugated like –ire verbs with –isc– or with a set of irregular endings.

   

Ci – Adverbial Pronoun

Ci - Italian adverbial pronounThe adverbial pronoun ci can replace a place or the object of a preposition of place. Used in this way, ci is most commonly equivalent to “there” or “here,” but may also be translated by a preposition plus “it.”

   

   

Buon anno!

Happy new year in Italian
Read this lesson on the Italian expression buon anno to be sure to have a happy new year.