-arre Verbs

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

   

   

-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.

   

-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.

   

-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.

   

Auxiliary Verbs

Italian auxiliary verbsAuxiliary verbs are also known as helping verbs, because they help form compound conjugations. The key thing to remember about Italian compound conjugations is that it’s the auxiliary verb which conjugates for the required tense or mood; the main verb is always a past participle.

   

Conditional Mood Conjugations

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

   

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 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 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.