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.

   

Future Tense

Italian future tenseIn English, we use the modal “will” plus a verb to talk about actions that will take place in the future, but in Italian there’s a future tense with a full set of conjugations for every verb. The uses of these two constructions are very similar.

   

Future Tense Conjugations

Italian future tenseItalian future conjugations are relatively simple. Most regular verbs and many irregular verbs use their infinitive minus -e as the future stem, and there is a single set of future endings for all verbs.

   

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.

   

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.

   

Imperfect

Italian imperfectThey say practice makes perfect, so how can one of the most common Italian past tenses be imperfect? In grammatical terms, “perfect” means “complete,” so the imperfect tense is used to describe an incomplete or ongoing action or state of being.

   

Imperfect Conjugations

Italian imperfect conjugationsThe Italian imperfect is very easy to conjugate. All regular and many irregular Italian verbs are conjugated according to the same pattern.

   

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.