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Saturday 24th of December 2005 06:44:33 AMVerb Conjugation ect.:
Hey there. This might seem like a long question to reply to, but it would be very helpfull! I couldn't find a page about conjugation in Italian on the forum, so I found it on the net, but I've got a few questions.
The one website told me that the pronouns are as follows:
I don't think they are all right though. My next question is about the "thid conjugation". The website also said you can have -o, -i, -e, -iamo, -ite, -ono, for the -IRE conjugation. But that there is also the following endings: -isco, -isci, -isce, -iamo, -ite, -iscono. When do I use the "third conjugation"?
Thanks for all your help in advance!
Sunday 25th of December 2005 12:15:46 AM3rd conjugation verbs:
Hi Joshua, :)
the endings you found on that website are regular verb endings
for -IRE verbs.
In Italian there many irregular verbs though.
You can find complete verb conjugations at www.garzantilinguistica.it. You may also have a look at the topic Italian verbs at http://www.phrasebase.com/discuss/read.php?TID=10603
Here are some examples of 3rd conjugation regular verbs present tense:
PARTIRE (to leave)
SENTIRE (to feel, to hear)
"Finire" (to end) and "capire" (to understand) belong to the 3rd conjugation but they have irregular endings
Tuesday 27th of December 2005 05:18:40 AM
Hmm. I'm not quite following. When do I use the 3rd Conjugation?Carla
Tuesday 27th of December 2005 07:43:29 AM
Hi Joshua :)
Third conjugation standard endings (-o, -i, -e, -iamo, -ite, -ono) apply to all regular
–IRE verbs, like sentire and partire.
Some –IRE verbs are irregular
, that is, they take different endings from the standard ones. There are many irregular verbs in Italian. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell if a verb is regular or not, the only way to know that is to look it up on the dictionary.
You can find complete verbs conjugations at www.garzantilinguistica.it
Irregular verbs conjugation often don’t follow definite rules…once you find a new irregular verb, you just have to learn its conjugation by heart :(
Here are some examples of irregular –IRE verbs:
- Pulire, finire, ferire, sparire, obbedire take the endings –isco, -isci, -isce, -iamo, -ite, -iscono.
- Dire is conjugated as follows:
- Comparire, apparire are conjugated as follows:
- morire is conjugated as follows:
I hope I made myself clear... if not, just ask again...
Wednesday 28th of December 2005 09:41:20 AM
Thanks Carla! I understand now. :) Return to the ITALIAN Archive
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