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carla1604Thursday 10th of March 2005 08:19:07 PM
italian game #5 - verbs - Hi everyone,

I got some e-mails and PM’s lately that made me think of another game… I’ve noticed that people are often wrong with Italian past participles.

Let me give you a little explanation:
[size=2]As you may know, italian verbs are classified into 3 different groups:
1st conjugation
Regular verbs ending in –ARE (like amare=to love, mangiare=to eat, parlare=to talk)
past participle of these verbs is formed by substituting the suffix –ARE with –ATO (amato, mangiato, parlato)
2nd conjugation
Regular verbs ending in – ERE (like credere=to believe, temere=to fear)
past participle of these verbs is formed by substituting the suffix –ERE with –UTO (creduto, temuto)
3nd conjugation
Regular verbs ending in – IRE (like sentire=to hear, partire=to leave)
past participle of these verbs is formed by substituting the suffix –IRE the suffix –ITO (sentito, partito)

Unfortunately, many italian words are irregular…and they have sometimes odd past participles!
Plus, “passato prossimo” tense (formed by auxiliary essere or avere + past participle) is very commonly used in everyday speaking and writing.
There are no rules about irregular verbs, I’m afraid you have to learn them by heart…

How to play:

I’ll give you an irregular verb in infinitive tense. You will have to write the past participle of that verb and give another (preferably) irregular verb.
The italian dictionary shows past participles for irregular verbs.

Let’s start ;)

First verb: CHIEDERE
Past participle: CHIESTO

Next verb: VIVERE


jeffphillyThursday 10th of March 2005 08:39:35 PM
- vivere = vissuto

il prossimo verbo: ridere
laimuckaThursday 10th of March 2005 09:01:24 PM
- ridere = riso

the next verb: decidere.

djohnsonFriday 11th of March 2005 06:45:36 AM
- deciso

next verb: nascere
jeffphillyFriday 11th of March 2005 08:42:54 PM
- nato (born)

next verb: cogliere (to collect)
ZackSaturday 12th of March 2005 07:13:43 AM
- cogliuto

carla1604Saturday 12th of March 2005 07:50:03 AM
cogliere - [quote]Originally posted by Zack



Ciao Zack,
COGLIERE (= to pick, to gather)is an irregular verb :D
The past participle if COGLIERE is COLTO

Carla ;)
ZackSunday 13th of March 2005 10:21:54 AM
- Grazzie
carla1604Thursday 17th of March 2005 05:29:37 PM
- DORMIRE - DORMITO (It's a regular verb, too easy! :D)

next verb:
SOFFRIRE (to suffer)

laimuckaThursday 17th of March 2005 06:13:56 PM

APRIRE (to open)
ZackSunday 20th of March 2005 07:05:48 AM
- APRIRE-APERTO (to open)
SPUNTARE (to break the point of, to tick off)
katichkaThursday 24th of March 2005 03:37:35 PM
- Spuntare - spuntato

Verbo prossimo: distruggere - to ruin, to demolish
laimuckaThursday 24th of March 2005 09:53:48 PM
- distruggere - distrutto

the next verb: CHIUDERE (to close)
katichkaFriday 25th of March 2005 06:56:32 PM
- chidere - chiuso

perdere (to lose)
jeffphillySaturday 26th of March 2005 07:17:45 AM
- perdere = perso

prossima parola: scendere
katichkaSaturday 26th of March 2005 01:24:20 PM
- scendere - sceso

mantenere - to keep, to support
jeffphillySaturday 26th of March 2005 11:17:00 PM
- mantenere = mantenuto

prossima: promettere
katichkaSunday 27th of March 2005 05:40:50 AM
- promesso

acendere (to light)
blearyeyedmeSunday 03rd of April 2005 01:21:18 AM
- acceso

scegliere (to choose)
jeffphillySunday 03rd of April 2005 05:05:53 AM
- scegliere = scelto

next verb: assumere (to assume, hire, collect)
blearyeyedmeMonday 04th of April 2005 01:53:03 AM
- assunto

next: opprimere (to oppress, overwhlem)
carla1604Monday 04th of April 2005 09:01:49 PM
- oppresso

next: cuocere (to cook)

jeffphillyTuesday 05th of April 2005 10:01:24 AM
- cotto

next verb: vivere
laimuckaTuesday 05th of April 2005 01:57:39 PM
- vivere - vissuto

the next verb: trascorrere
jeffphillySaturday 09th of April 2005 08:38:44 PM
- trascorso

il prossimo verbo: rendere
bea11188Sunday 10th of April 2005 07:55:35 PM
- reso

il prossimo verbo: baciare
jeffphillySunday 10th of April 2005 09:41:46 PM
- baciato

prossimo verbo: includere
bea11188Monday 11th of April 2005 12:29:55 PM
- incluso

katichkaMonday 11th of April 2005 04:26:18 PM
- sottovalutato

jeffphillyMonday 11th of April 2005 06:25:09 PM
- espresso (il mio favorito!!!)

prossimo verbo: proporre
carla1604Monday 11th of April 2005 06:45:50 PM
- proposto

prossimo verbo: seppellire (to bury)

katichkaTuesday 12th of April 2005 05:30:13 PM
- seppelire - seppelito

sbucciare (to peel)
bea11188Tuesday 12th of April 2005 05:39:24 PM
- sbucciato

prossimo verbo: mescolare(to mix)

Tuesday 12th of April 2005 06:29:36 PM
- [quote]Originally posted by katichka
seppelire - seppelito

sbucciare (to peel)[/quote]

seppelire - both sepolto and seppellito, but sepolto is more common


katichkaTuesday 12th of April 2005 07:38:48 PM
- mescolto

tentare (to try)
carla1604Wednesday 13th of April 2005 03:05:30 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by katichka
seppellire - seppellito

sbucciare (to peel)[/quote]

Seppellito is ok but sepolto is more commonly used

[quote]Originally posted by katichka

tentare (to try)[/quote]

mescolare - mescolato (this is a regular verb:D)

ma_jaWednesday 13th of April 2005 04:38:35 PM
- tentato

prossimo verbo: compiere
katichkaWednesday 13th of April 2005 10:20:45 PM
- compiuto

inginocchiarsi (to kneel)
bea11188Thursday 14th of April 2005 11:14:35 AM
- ginocchioni

ascendere(to ascend)
katichkaThursday 14th of April 2005 03:47:42 PM
- asceso

scoprire (to discover)
carla1604Thursday 14th of April 2005 04:47:51 PM
- [quote]Originally posted by bea11188

ascendere(to ascend)[/quote]

inginocchiarsi => inginocchiato

jeffphillySunday 17th of April 2005 08:30:12 PM
- scoperto

il prossimo verbo: volgere
katichkaTuesday 19th of April 2005 02:27:48 PM
- volto

Tuesday 19th of April 2005 06:22:21 PM
- tradotto

il prossimo verbo: spargere (scatter, spread, spill)
jeffphillyTuesday 19th of April 2005 06:31:03 PM
- tradotto

il prossimo verbo: spargere (to scatter, spill, spread)
carla1604Wednesday 20th of April 2005 06:12:05 AM
- sparso

prossimo verbo: infrangere (to crush, to break)

katichkaWednesday 20th of April 2005 01:47:24 PM
- infranto

jeffphillyThursday 21st of April 2005 06:22:27 AM
- spinto

il prossimo verbo: venire
laimuckaThursday 21st of April 2005 03:26:42 PM
- venire - venuto

il prossimo verbo: decedere
katichkaThursday 21st of April 2005 07:32:07 PM
- deciso

jeffphillySunday 24th of April 2005 01:44:04 AM
- raccomandato

il prossimo verbo: sorprendere (to surprise)
carla1604Monday 25th of April 2005 12:06:52 AM
- sorpreso

prossimo verbo: dirimere (to settle, to cut short)

carla1604Monday 25th of April 2005 12:11:02 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by laimucka

venire - venuto
il prossimo verbo: decedere[/quote]

[quote]Originally posted by katichka

decedere (to die) - deceduto
decidere (to decide) - deciso

jeffphillySaturday 30th of April 2005 08:06:09 PM
- dirimuto?

il prossimo: sorridere :)
katichkaThursday 05th of May 2005 02:01:25 PM
- sorriso
imbrogliare (to cheat)
jeffphillySaturday 07th of May 2005 08:12:02 PM
- imbrogliato

il prossimo: produrre
katichkaMonday 09th of May 2005 09:58:53 PM
- prodotto

jeffphillyWednesday 18th of May 2005 05:54:21 AM
- raccolto

katichkaFriday 20th of May 2005 07:45:13 PM
- costruito

Sunday 22nd of May 2005 06:07:13 AM
- mantenuto

costringere (force, compel)
jeffphillySunday 22nd of May 2005 06:08:26 AM
- mantenuto

il prossimo: costringere (force/compel)
katichkaMonday 23rd of May 2005 08:13:01 PM
- costretto

jeffphillyTuesday 24th of May 2005 11:07:38 PM
- pianto

il prossimo: scoprire
katichkaSunday 05th of June 2005 11:44:30 PM
- scoperto

jeffphillyThursday 09th of June 2005 05:15:47 AM
- caduto

GoranBcnFriday 17th of June 2005 09:01:13 PM
- creato

jeffphillySaturday 18th of June 2005 07:55:01 PM
- rimasto

il prossimo: possedere
GoranBcnSaturday 18th of June 2005 08:29:19 PM
possedere --->posseduto

muovere ----> ?
fiamma_gtSaturday 25th of June 2005 11:00:29 PM

muovere - mosso