Italian regular verbs
The verbi regolari (regular verbs) are those verbs which are conjugated following specific rules.
Regular verbs conjugations' peculiarities
There are several distinctive traits for the Italian verbs conjugations:
- it saves the verb root: e.g. cant-are (to sing); tem-ere (to be afraid); colp-ire (to hit);
- it has a tematic vowel: e.g. cant-a-vo (I used to sing); prend-e-rete (you will take); part-i-ranno (they will leave).
- it has a personal mark, that helps identifying the persons: e.g cant-o (I sing; first singular); laver-anno (they will clean; third plural);
- it has a time mark: e.g. teme-v-o (I used to fear; imperfect indicative); dormi-r-ò (I will sleep; future simple and present conditional).
Careful! This peculiarities aren't steady for every mood and every tense: e.g. the first person of the present indicative has not a tematic vowel:
i.e.: cant-o (I sing), not cant-ao; prend-o (I take), not prend-eo.
How to conjugate Italian regular verbs
To conjugate regular verbs you must essentially add the verb ending (according to the specific tense and mood) to the root of the verb, which stays unchanged.
Nevertheless, only the simple tenses follow this rule: as we know, the compound tenses are formed with the auxiliary verbs (essere o avere) and the past participle of the specific verb.
We will see all the conjugations in detail in the following pages.
Main regular verbs in Italian
Here follows a shortlist of the Italian regular verbs, split up by conjugation:
I conjugation (-are)
|abitare||to dwell, to inhabit|
II conjugation (-ere)
III conjugation (-ire)
Practise with a private teacher on Skype!
- Private Skype lessons
- Learn any topic
- Flexible appointments
Italian teacher and translator
I teach: Italian
Hello EverybodyMy name is Luisa and I teach Italian for foreign students, English, French and German for Italian students Since... 1994, I have dedicated myself to translating and teaching thanks to my travels, abroad studies, foreign reading and writing. I provide fun and customized lessons based on the student's goals. I also triy to minimize English speaking during the lessons. I give homework exercises, and my lessons are intermixed with grammar, conversation, customs and traditions. My goal is to make certain that each student finds learning Italian exciting.I am available for any explanations also via e mail Read more
Italian and German as a foreign language
I teach: German, Italian
Hi! I am Donatella, I'm Italian and I have been living in Vienna since 2009. I teach Italian and German as a foreign language. I really... like teaching and I enjoy it! Every day I have the great chance to work together with people with different ages, backgroung and learning goals. Thanks to my job I can broaden and deepen my knowledge and skills and of course meet people from all over the world.Foreign languages represent my first interest, as a learner too. After having experienced a distance learning course I find the e-learning a personal, specific and practical method to learn, improve or polish up a foreign language! I would be glad to hear from you! Read more
Italian class and cils exam preparation with Alessia
I teach: Italian
Hello guys I am Alessia, I am Italian and I am an italian teacher for foreigners, since 2012. I love my work and that is why I prefer to say... that I am a linguistic and cultural ambassador and not just a teacher. I have lots of experience with young people as well as with adults of all levels (from the basic to the superior level (initial, intermediate, advanced and superior: C2). Classes are generally OTO (one to one) and focus on the conversation and the needs of the students. I usually teach online and in presence because I also work in a language school. Read more