Each pronoun has a different ending in the verbal conjugation, because, since it's possible to omit the subject, the endings show us the person and the verbal tense (but there are some overlaps anyway), e.g. am-are (to love):
[Loro] Am-ano quel film.
(They love that movie.)
In english instead you don't use endings (except for -s in 3rd p.s.) because the subject is always expressed.
As for the simple present Indicative of
b-ere (to drink):
□ io (I) →
□ tu (singular you) →
□ lui/lei/esso-essa (he/she/it) →
and formally: lui = egli/lei = ella
□ Lei (with capital letter, formal you singular) →
□ noi (we) →
□ voi (plural you / you all = more lit.voi tutti or tutti voi) →
in some dialects of the South this pronoun is also used in place of Lei (formal you singular)
□ loro (they) →
and formally: essi (masculine)/esse (feminine)
□ Loro (with capital letter, formal you plural) →
Verbs are divided by groups depending on the type of ending in their infinitive.
Each group has different endings to follow conjugating a verb.
This conjugation works for the verbs of the second group, that is the ones that have the ending -ere in their infinitive.
However this is an
irregular verb, because it changes its root as well as its ending:
infinitive of to drink: bere→(io) bevo
infinitive of to laugh: ridere→(io) rido
So, I advise everyone to read at least this to begin, because my language is quite complex:
And it's also important to understand when it's possible or not to omit the subject pronoun:
Ok, these are the main points. Ciao guys!
Verbs that end with 'o' are first person singular (me). (mangio, bevo)
Verbs that end with 'i' are second person singular (you). (mangi, bevi)
Verbs that end with 'a' or 'e' are third person singular (he/she/it). (mangia, beve)
Verbs that end with 'iamo' are first person plural (we). (mangiamo, beviamo)
Verbs that end with 'te' are second person plural (you). (mangiate, bevete)
Verbs that end with 'no' are third person plural (they). (mangiano, bevono)
So far it looks like spanish is more similar to latin than Italian
Bevi or tu bevi is you drink or you are drinking depending on the context. Bevo or Io bevo is I drink and beve or lei/lui beve is she/he drinks etc. A very helpful tool in learning Italian is a conjugation list. Italian like Spanish or French work quite differently to English in grammar. It is important to make oneself familiar with the basics. Happy learning!