-orre Verbs

Italian -orre verbsItalian has about 20 verbs with an irregular infinitive that ends in -orre, a contraction of the original infinitive ending -onere. Many conjugations for these verbs are based on that original infinitive.

   

-urre Verbs

Italian -urre verbsItalian has a few verbs with an irregular infinitive that ends in -urre, a contraction of the original infinitive ending -ucere. Many conjugations for these verbs are based on that original infinitive.

   

Andare – to go

Andare - to goAndare – to go – is one of the most common irregular Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.

   

Avere – to have

Avere - to have - Italian verbAvere is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood. Avere literally means “to have,” but also serves an an auxiliary verb and is found in many idiomatic expressions.

   

Dare – to give

Dare - to giveDare – to give – is one of the most common Italian verbs. It’s used just like its English equivalent.

   

Dovere – must, to have to

Dover - must, to have toDovere is a very common Italian verb with irregular conjugations and an unusual relationship to some of its English equivalents. It has several meanings related to obligation, supposition, and expectation.

   

Essere – to be

Essere - Italian verbEssere is the most common verb in the Italian language, used to describe many aspects of being.

   

Fare – to do, to make

Fare - to make, to doFare is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood.

   

Imperative Mood

Italian imperativeIt’s imperative to understand the imperative mood if you want to give orders, make requests, express desires, provide recommendations, offer advice, and prohibit actions.

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Imperative Mood Conjugations

Italian imperative conjugationsThe Italian imperative exists for 5 different grammatical people, though only 3 are commonly used. It’s conjugated by taking the infinitive of the verb, dropping the infinitive ending, and adding a new set of endings.