Transitive and intransitive verbs in Italian
In Italian it is important to distinguish between two categories of verbs based on their relationship with the subject and the other elements of the clause: transitive and intransitive verbs.
- 1.Transitive verbs in Italian
- 1.1.Usage and function of transitive verbs
- 1.2.List of the main transitive verbs in Italian
- 2.Intransitive verbs in Italian
- 2.1.Usage and function of intransitive verbs
- 2.2.List of the main intransitive verbs in Italian
- 3.Verbs that can be both transitive and intransitive
- 3.1.List of the main transitive and intransitive verbs
Transitive verbs in Italian
Transitive verbs (verbi transitivi in italiano) are used as follows:
Usage and function of transitive verbs
Transitive verbs are those verbs that take a direct object (complemento oggetto).
- Lucia canta una canzone (Lucia sings a song)
- Marco compra un libro (Marco buys a book)
Transitive verbs are not always followed by a direct object. Sometimes the direct object can be omitted because it is implicit
E.g. Laura legge (Laura reads)
Luca suona (Luca plays)
List of the main transitive verbs in Italian
Here you can find a list of the main transitive verbs in Italian:
|Cercare||to search/look for|
Intransitive verbs in Italian
Intransitive verbs (verbi intransitivi in italiano) are used as follows:
Usage and function of intransitive verbs
Intransitive verbs are those verbs that cannot take a direct object (complemento oggetto).
- Alessia dorme sul divano (Alessia sleeps on the sofa)
- Giorgio cammina per strada (Giorgio walks down the street)
List of the main intransitive verbs in Italian
Here is a list of the main intransitive verbs in Italian:
Verbs that can be both transitive and intransitive
There are some verbs that can be both transitive and intransitive based on the context in which they occur.
- Riccardo mangia una mela (Riccardo eats an apple)
- Quando mangiamo? (When are we going to eat?)
List of the main transitive and intransitive verbs
Here is a list of some verbs that can be both transitive and intransitive:
Now don't forget to practise with our exercises!
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
It@lian, English and Spanish with Daniela
I teach: English, Italian, Spanish
Hi everyone!My name is Daniela and I am a qualified Italian language teacher! I teach Italian and English at school, and Spanish and French... as a freelancer. I love foreign languages, translating, reading and listening to music. Are you ready to start your language learning path with me? We are going to learn many things and to talk a lot! Don’t worry if you’ve never studied the language before: everyone can attend my classes – from beginner to advanced students. You just need passion for what you're going to do and... a good Internet connection. Materials are provided by me!See you online! Read more
Very experienced teacher!
I teach: English, Italian
Hello! just some info to better understand my method:I carry out an accurate needs analysis during the 0 lesson to find out the learner's... level, background, learning habits and style, hobbies and interests and their needs. I prepare a course design to be discussed with the learner with the major points I think should be covered in the course, on the basis of the needs analysis mentioned aboveI use articles, videos and tools such as kahoot, padlet, quizlet, TED talks and so on to make my lessons varied and dynamicI provide clear examples and explanations of the target language As I said in the video, I teach English and Italian for all levels + business English/Italian, exam preparation classes, business skills and English/Italian for Specific Purposes (logistics, HR, pharma...). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or requests.Looking forward to hearing from you! :) Read more