Italian Verb Conjugation Ect. Some Questions.

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Joshua
Saturday 24th of December 2005 06:44:33 AM
Verb 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:

Io=I
Tu=You
Lui=He
Lei=She
Noi=We
Voi=You pl.
Loro=They
Loro=They pl.

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!

Ciao.
Josh.


Carla
Sunday 25th of December 2005 12:15:46 AM
3rd 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)

Io part-o
Tu part-i
Lui/Lei part-e
Noi part-iamo
Voi part-ite
Loro part-ono

SENTIRE (to feel, to hear)

Io sent-o
Tu sent-i
Lui/Lei sent-e
Noi sent-iamo
Voi sent-ite
Loro sent-ono

"Finire" (to end) and "capire" (to understand) belong to the 3rd conjugation but they have irregular endings:

FINIRE

Io fin-isco
tu fin-isci
lui/lei fin-isce
noi fin-iamo
voi fin-ite
loro fin-iscono

CAPIRE
io cap-isco
tu cap-isci
lui/lei cap-isce
noi cap-iamo
voi cap-ite
loro cap-iscono

;)

Bye

Carla


Joshua
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:
io dico
tu dici
lui/lei dice
noi diciamo
voi dite
loro dicono

- Comparire, apparire are conjugated as follows:
io compaio
tu compari
lui/lei compare
noi compariamo
voi comparite
loro compaiono

io appaio
tu appari
lui/lei appare
noi appariamo
voi apparite
loro appaiono

- morire is conjugated as follows:
io muoio
tu muori
lui/lei muore
noi muoriamo
voi morite
loro muoiono


I hope I made myself clear... if not, just ask again...

Ciao ;)

Carla




Joshua
Wednesday 28th of December 2005 09:41:20 AM
Thanks Carla! I understand now. :)

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