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I verbi sono "parole d'azione" perché indicano quale azione avviene (o è avvenuta o avverrà).


In italiano i verbi devono essere "coniugati" (cambiano il finale a seconda del soggetto a cui si riferiscono).


Tu pratichi le coniugazioni dei verbi italiani?

Sai quali sono i verbi più utili per viaggiare in Italia?


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Verbs are 'action words' as they indicate what action is happening, (or happened, or will happen).


Italian verbs have to be "conjugated" (they change their ending depending on the subject to whom they refer).


Do you practice Italian verb conjugations?

Do you know which are the most useful verbs for traveling in Italy?


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Umbria - picture from

A village in Umbria, Italy.
"Camminare, vedere, sentire" are useful verbs in this situation.


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Useful verbs for traveling in Italy

amare = to love (Italians love this verb!)

parlare = to speak (always make an effort and try to speak in Italian)

camminare = to walk (the best way to visit Italian cities)

vedere = to see (there are so many things to see in Italy)

ridere = to laugh (keep a high spirit and don't get upset if the train is late or the museum is closed!)

chiedere = to ask (when in doubt, always ask)

sentire = to listen, to feel (open your perceptions and activate your feelings)

vestire = to dress (fashion, a serious matter in Italy!)

dormire = to sleep (at the end of a day spent walking and visiting museums, get a good night sleep)


Sicuramente, avrai già notato che i verbi italiani hanno tre diverse terminazioni: ARE, ERE, IRE (amare, ridere, dormire).

  1. I verbi che terminano in "are" appartengono alla prima classe.
  2. I verbi che terminano in "ere" appartengono alla seconda classe.
  3. I verbi che terminano in "ire" appartengono alla terza classe.

Surely you have noticed that Italian verbs have three different endings: "ARE", "ERE", "IRE" (amare, ridere, dormire).

  1. Verbs ending with "are" belong to the first class.
  2. Verbs ending with "ere" belong to the second class.
  3. Verbs ending with "ire" belong to the third class.
I verbi italiani sono formati da due parti: la radice (invariabile) e la desinenza (variabile). "Are", "ere" e "ire" sono desinenze e AM-, RID- e DORM- sono radici. Italian verbs consist of two parts: stem (invariable) and ending (variable). "Are", "ere" and "ire" are endings and AM-, RID- and DORM- are stems.
In una frase italiana, la coniugazione del verbo indica il soggetto (chi fa o riceve un'azione), e il tempo in cui un'azione si compie (presente, passato o futuro). Per coniugare un verbo bisogna togliere le desinenze dell'infinito e sostituirle con altre desinenze appropriate. Italian language indicates the subject (doer or receiver) of an action, and the time of the action (present, past, future), by conjugating the verb. To conjugate a verb you replace the ending of the infinitive with other appropriate endings.
Siccome alcuni studenti hanno ancora difficoltà con la coniugazione dei verbi, pratichiamo di seguito la coniugazione del Presente Indicativo di "parlare, chiedere, sentire". Buon divertimento con la "ricerca di verbi"!

As some students still have difficulties with verb conjugation, let's practice below the Present Indicative of "parlare, chiedere, sentire".

Have fun with the "verb search".


Verb Search

Interactive: in the table, find the words from the list on the right - click and drag the mouse from the first to the last letter of each word.






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