Italian verbs that end in –iare are conjugated very similarly to regular
–are verbs, other than a small spelling change in certain conjugations.
Italian 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.
Italian 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.
Italian 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.
The 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.
The Italian imperfect is very easy to conjugate. All regular and many irregular Italian verbs are conjugated according to the same pattern.
Italian 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.
Memorize the few dozen irregular Italian future and conditional stems.
Learn how to conjugate the past participle of regular verbs, as well as the past participles of the most common irregular verbs.
The largest category of regular Italian verbs are those that end in -are.