Okay, I need a little help here. I know the whole Io Mangio, Tu Mangi, Lei/Lui mangia, Noi Mangiamo, Voi Mangiate, and Loro Mangiano thing. But My question is how many verb forms are in Italian. Like in Spanish there are -ar, -er, -ir. Also, do they all have the sam conjugation? I noticed that all the verbs I have learned follow the same conjugation rules. Grazie!
For Italian there are three different kinds of endings: -ARE, -ERE, -IRE. Some of them overlap, and for -IRE you get two different types: regular -IRE endings (like with "sentire" or "dormire") and ones that add "-isc-" before some of the endings (like "preferire" and "finire"). Of course, there are plenty of irregular verbs as well. You can check out the Italian verbs Wikipedia article, which has some nice tables of verb conjugations to see the differences if you scroll down: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_verbs
I found the following site extremely useful since it's the only one that offers pronunciation of over 35000 English, French, German, Italian and Spanish verb conjugation tables. Just type in a verb you would like to see conjugated and hear how each and every form of the verb of your choice is pronounced: http://conjugation.io/