In Italian there are a lot of irregular verbs belonging to the second conjugation (ending in -ere).
The most used ones are:
These verbs are irregular because they do not follow any grammatical rule.
This is why their conjugation has to be studied by heart.
Despite the fact that these verbs are irregular, we could find some common features between them.
Let's see together some of their behaviors.
As you saw for the first conjugation, also in the second one there are verbs that change their root irregularly.
Remember! The root does not change for all the persons in all the tenses. You have to learn the differences by heart.
Moreover, some verbs use to change their endings.
Therefore, there are also verbs that change their past participle form:
Usually, you could understand if a second conjugation verb is irregular from its suffix.
Below you can find a list of some irregular verbs that can be distinguished from their endings.
|1 Conjugation of sapere (to know) in Italian|
|2 Conjugation of leggere (to read) in Italian|
|3 Conjugation of mettere (to put) in Italian|
|4 Conjugation of piacere (to like) in Italian|
|5 Conjugation of rimanere (to remain, to stay) in Italian|
|6 Conjugation of conoscere (to know) in Italian|
|7 Conjugation of scrivere (to write) in Italian|
|8 Conjugation of vivere (to live) in Italian|
|9 Conjugation of chiudere (to close, to shut) in Italian|
|10 Conjugation of prendere (to take, to catch) in Italian|
|11 Conjugation of bere (to drink) in Italian|
|12 Conjugation of tenere (to hold, to keep) in Italian|
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