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VERB TENSES

how do i read the italian tenses like im learning italian now... but where can i find something that will tell me the MAIN VERBS in italian,,,

like he she it is "ono"

or you are "iamo"

August 7, 2013

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I= IO, You= TU, we= NOI, HE/SHE/IT= lui/lei, THEY=LORRO am i missing one

August 8, 2013

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I'm sorry, but I don't think I understood what you're talking about... especially those "ono" and "iamo" there don't make any sense to me.

Perhaps a conjugation table could help you: go to http://www.italian-verbs.com/italian-verbs.htm and insert an Italian verb in the infinitive, e.g. essere, avere, potere, parlare, temere, dormire...

August 7, 2013

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are all verbs differently conjugated in italian? theres not like one basic rule to the verbs?

August 7, 2013

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Not one basic rule, but there is a rather large group of verbs that has been divided in three main classes by grammarians: the distinction is inherited from Latin grammar and is based on the infinitive termination, -are, -ere or -ire. A table for them is at http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blverbs01.htm Unfortunately the most common verbs are irregular (like in any language, really).

August 7, 2013

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isnt there a basic rule to these verbs/ understanding italian verbs? he/she/it? they? you? I?

August 7, 2013

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Yeah, but it changes for each tense and for verbs ending in -are, -ire, -ere. The present tense for regular verbs are as follows [I, you, he/she/it, we, you all, they]

-are: o, i, a, iamo, ate, ano

-ere: o, i, e, iamo, ete, ono

-ire: o, i, e, iamo, ite, ono

But there are SO many tenses and irregulars you'll just have to learn them slowly.

August 8, 2013

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just saw your other note, so helpful. just answered my question i JUST asked before reading your response

August 8, 2013

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=) thanks

August 8, 2013

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-are: o, i, a, iamo, ate, ano i= o you= i he she= a us= iamo voi(I) = ate loro= ano

-ere: i= o, you= i, he/she/it= e, us= iamo voi= ete, loro(they)= ono

-ire: i= o, you= i, he/she/it= e, us= iamo, voi= ite, they= ono

August 8, 2013
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