Italian Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Italian. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Italian.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Italian conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Italian
I speak English
io parlo inglese Audio
you speak French
tu parli francese Audio
he speaks German
egli parla tedesco Audio
she speaks Italian
ella parla italiano Audio
we speak Arabic
noi parliamo arabo Audio
they speak Chinese
essi parlano cinese Audio

The past tense in Italian conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Italian
I visited France
io ho visitato la francia Audio
you visited Italy
tu hai visitato l'italia Audio
he visited Morocco
egli ha visitato il marocco Audio
she visited China
ella ha visitato la cina Audio
we visited Mexico
noi abbiamo visitato il messico Audio
they visited Kenya
essi hanno visitato il kenya Audio

The future tense in Italian conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Italian
I will drink milk
io berrò il latte Audio
you will drink coffee
tu berrai il caffè Audio
he will drink tea
egli berrà il tè Audio
she will drink water
ella berrà l'acqua Audio
we will drink apple juice
noi berremo il succo di mela Audio
they will drink tea
essi berrano il tè Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
orecchio
eye
eye Audio
occhio
mouth
mouth Audio
bocca
nose
nose Audio
naso
hair
hair Audio
capelli
face
face Audio
faccia
head
head Audio
testa
heart
heart Audio
cuore
hand
hand Audio
mano
fingers
fingers Audio
dita
leg
leg Audio
gamba
feet
feet Audio
piedi

Travel Phrases in Italian

Imagine yourself in some Italian speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Italian
Can you help me?
mi può aiutare? Audio
Can I help you?
posso aiutarla? Audio
Where is the airport?
dove si trova l'aeroporto? Audio
Go straight
vada dritto Audio
Then
quindi Audio
Turn left
giri a sinistra Audio
Turn right
giri a destra Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Italian was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Italian Vocabulary   Italian Vocabulary

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