• Italian grammar
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  • 1 Italian alphabet and pronunciation (letters,...)
  • 2 Function of Italian words (subject, object)
  • 3 Italian articles (the/a, an) [0/16]
  • 4 Italian numbers (cardinal, ordinal) [0/7]
  • 5 Italian nouns [0/13]
  • 6 Italian adjectives [0/17]
  • 6.1 Adjective agreement in Italian (endings) [0/2]
  • 6.2 Qualifying adjectives in Italian [0/3]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in Italian (my, your, his/her...) [0/3]
  • 6.4 Demonstrative adjectives in Italian (this, that) [0/2]
  • 6.5 Indefinite adjectives in Italian (some, any...) [0/3]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in Italian (one, the first...) [0/2]
  • 6.7 Interrogative adjectives in Italian (what/which,...) [0/2]
  • 6.8 List of adjectives in Italian (A-Z)
  • 7 Italian pronouns [0/28]
  • 7.1 Personal pronouns in Italian [0/6]
  • 7.2 Relative pronouns (who, that, which, ...) in Italian [0/4]
  • 7.3 Possessive pronouns in Italian (mine, yours, his, ...) [0/4]
  • 7.4 Demonstrative pronouns (this, that, ...) in Italian [0/3]
  • 7.5 Indefinite pronouns (few, some, many, ...) in Italian [0/4]
  • 7.6 Interrogative pronouns (who, what, which) in Italian [0/4]
  • 7.7 Reflexive pronouns in Italian (myself, each other) [0/3]
  • 8 Italian prepositions [0/25]
  • 8.1 Italian simple prepositions [0/20]
  • 8.1.1 Italian preposition "di" (of, from,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.2 Italian preposition "a" (at, to,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.3 Italian preposition "da" (by, from,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.4 Italian preposition "in" (in, to,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.5 Italian preposition "con" (with) [0/1]
  • 8.1.6 Italian preposition "su" (on, over,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.7 Italian preposition "per" (for, to,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.8 Italian prepositions "tra/ fra" (between, among,...) [0/1]
  • 8.1.9 "On" in Italian (su)
  • 8.1.10 "To" in Italian [0/4]
  • 8.1.11 Italian prepositions of place and time [0/3]
  • 8.1.12 Simple preposition chart - English to Italian [0/5]
  • 8.2 Italian articulated prepositions [0/3]
  • 8.3 Expressions with Italian prepositions [0/2]
  • 9 Italian adverbs [0/24]
  • 9.1 Italian adverbs of manner (good, bad, so) [0/4]
  • 9.2 Italian adverbs of frequency and time (always, now) [0/4]
  • 9.3 Italian adverbs of place (here, there) [0/4]
  • 9.4 Italian adverbs of quantity (more, nothing, enough) [0/3]
  • 9.5 Italian affirmation/negation adverbs (Yes, No, Neither) [0/4]
  • 9.6 Italian adverbs of doubt, interrogative/exclamative [0/5]
  • 10 Italian comparatives, superlatives (adjectives/adverbs) [0/7]
  • 11 Italian tenses and verb conjugation [0/17]
  • 11.1 Present tense in Italian (presente indicativo) [0/2]
  • 11.2 Past tenses in Italian [0/11]
  • 11.3 Future tenses in Italian [0/4]
  • 12 Italian verbs [0/94]
  • 12.1 Functions and classification of Italian verbs [0/1]
  • 12.2 Transitive and intransitive verbs in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.3 Active voice and passive voice in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4 Italian regular verbs [0/30]
  • 12.4.1 First conjugation in Italian (verbs ending in -are) [0/16]
  • Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the first conjugation (Score -/-)
  • 12.4.1.1 Conjugation of abitare (to dwell) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4.1.2 Conjugation of amare (to love) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4.1.3 Conjugation of giocare (to play) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4.1.4 Conjugation of lavorare (to work) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4.1.5 Conjugation of mangiare (to eat) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4.1.6 Conjugation of parlare (to speak) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4.1.7 Conjugation of studiare (to study) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.4.1.8 Conjugation of pagare (to pay) in Italian [0/1]
  • 12.4.2 Second conjugation in Italian (verbs ending in -ere) [0/6]
  • 12.4.3 Third conjugation in Italian (verbs ending in -ire) [0/8]
  • 12.5 Italian irregular verbs [0/38]
  • 12.5.1 Conjugation of irregular verbs ending in -are [0/8]
  • 12.5.2 Conjugation of irregular verbs ending in -ere [0/24]
  • 12.5.2.1 Conjugation of sapere (to know) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.2 Conjugation of leggere (to read) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.3 Conjugation of mettere (to put) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.4 Conjugation of piacere (to like) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.5 Conjugation of rimanere (to remain, to stay) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.6 Conjugation of conoscere (to know) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.7 Conjugation of scrivere (to write) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.8 Conjugation of vivere (to live) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.9 Conjugation of chiudere (to close, to shut) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.10 Conjugation of prendere (to take, to catch) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.11 Conjugation of bere (to drink) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.2.12 Conjugation of tenere (to hold, to keep) in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.5.3 Conjugation of irregular verbs ending in -ire [0/6]
  • 12.6 Italian modal verbs [0/6]
  • 12.7 Italian reflexive verbs [0/2]
  • 12.8 Verbi sovrabbondanti in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.9 Verbi difettivi in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.10 Verbi fraseologici in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.11 Verbi impersonali in Italian [0/2]
  • 12.12 Auxiliary verbs (essere, avere) in Italian [0/5]
  • 12.13 Verbs and prepositions in Italian
  • 13 Italian moods
  • 14 Indicative mood in Italian
  • 15 Subjunctive in Italian [0/9]
  • 16 Conditional in Italian [0/4]
  • 17 Infinitive in Italian [0/1]
  • 18 Imperative in Italian [0/3]
  • 19 Gerund in Italian [0/3]
  • 20 Present participle in Italian [0/1]
  • 21 Past participle in Italian [0/1]
  • 22 Italian sentences [0/15]
  • 23 Italian conjunctions [0/4]
  • Conjugation of tenere (to hold, to keep) in Italian

    The Italian irregular verb tenere means to hold, to keep.

    Below you will find the complete conjugation.

     

    Indicative

    Presente (Present)

      Tenere
    Io tengo
    Tu tieni
    Egli / ella tiene
    Noi teniamo
    Voi tenete
    Essi / esse tengono

     

    Passato Prossimo (Present Perfect)

      Tenere
    Io ho tenuto
    Tu hai tenuto
    Egli / ella ha tenuto
    Noi abbiamo tenuto
    Voi avete tenuto
    Essi / esse hanno tenuto

     

    Imperfetto (Imperfect)

      Tenere
    Io tenevo
    Tu tenevi
    Egli / ella teneva
    Noi tenevamo
    Voi tenevate
    Essi / esse tenevano

     

    Trapassato Prossimo (Past Perfect)

      Tenere
    Io avevo tenuto 
    Tu avevi tenuto
    Egli / ella aveva tenuto
    Noi avevamo tenuto
    Voi avevate tenuto
    Essi / esse avevano tenuto

     

    Passato Remoto (Absolute Past)

      Tenere
    Io tenni / tenei
    Tu tenesti
    Egli / ella tenn/ te
    Noi tenemmo
    Voi teneste
    Essi / esse tenner/ tenerono

     

    Trapassato Remoto (Preterite Perfect)

      Tenere
    Io ebbi tenuto
    Tu avesti tenuto
    Egli / ella ebbe tenuto
    Noi avemmo tenuto
    Voi aveste tenuto 
    Essi / esse ebbero tenuto

     

    Futuro Semplice (Simple Future)

      Tenere
    Io ter
    Tu terrai
    Egli / ella terrà
    Noi terremo
    Voi terrete
    Essi / esse terranno

     

    Futuro Anteriore (Future Perfect)

      Tenere
    Io avrò tenuto
    Tu avrai tenuto
    Egli / ella avrà tenuto
    Noi avremo tenuto
    Voi avrete tenuto
    Essi / esse avranno tenuto

     

    Congiuntivo (Subjunctive)

    Presente (Present)

      Tenere
    (Che) io tenga
    (Che) tu tenga
    (Che) egli / ella tenga
    (Che) noi teniamo
    (Che) voi teniate
    (Che) essi / esse tengano

     

    Passato (Past)

      Tenere
    (Che) io abbia tenuto
    (Che) tu abbia tenuto
    (Che) egli / ella abbia tenuto
    (Che) noi abbiamo tenuto
    (Che) voi abbiate tenuto
    (Che) essi / esse abbiano tenuto

     

    Imperfetto (Imperfect)

      Tenere
    (Che) io tenessi
    (Che) tu tenessi
    (Che) egli / ella tenesse
    (Che) noi tenessimo
    (Che) voi teneste
    (Che) essi / esse tenessero

     

    Trapassato (Past Perfect)

      Tenere
    (Che) io avessi tenuto
    (Che) tu avessi tenuto
    (Che) egli / ella avesse tenuto
    (Che) noi avessimo tenuto
    (Che) voi aveste tenuto
    (Che) essi / esse avessero tenuto

     

    Condizionale (Conditional)

    Presente (Present)

      Tenere
    Io terrei
    Tu terresti
    Egli / ella terrebbe
    Noi terremmo
    Voi terreste
    Essi / esse terrebbero

     

    Passato (Past)

      Tenere
    Io avrei tenuto
    Tu avresti tenuto
    Egli / ella avrebbe tenuto
    Noi avremmo tenuto
    Voi avreste tenuto
    Essi / esse avrebbero tenuto

     

    Imperativo (Imperative)

      Presente
    Io -
    Tu tieni
    Egli / ella tenga
    Noi teniamo
    Voi tenete
    Essi / esse tengano

     

    Infinito (Infinitive)

    Presente Passato
    tenere avere tenuto

     

    Participio (Participle)

    Presente Passato
    tenente tenuto

     

    Gerundio (Gerund)

    Presente Passato
    tenendo avendo tenuto

    Exercises

    Fill in the blanks with the correct form of tenere

    Drag the correct form of tenere into the correct space