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.

   

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.

   

Introduction to Verbs

Italian verbsA verb is the action word in a sentence. It is the word that says what happens, discusses an action, or describes a state of being.

   

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.

   

Potere – can, to be able

Potere - can - Italian verbPotere is a very common irregular Italian verb with an unusual relationship to some of its English equivalents. It generally means “can” or “to be able.”