Congiuntivo Presente – Conjunctions

In Italian the Congiuntivo Presente (subjunctive tense) is a currently used form. Rather than stating facts, it expresses doubt, possibility, uncertainty, or personal feelings. It can also express emotion, desire, or suggestions.

In addition to that, it has to be used following some conjunctions that specifically require it. In this post we focus on this particular aspect.

First of all, let’s have a look at some conjunctions:

  • prima che (before)
  • affinché, perché (so that, in order to)
  • nel caso che, qualora (in case, if)
  • nonostante, sebbene, malgrado (even though, although)
  • a meno che, tranne che (unless)
  • a condizione che, a patto che (as long as)
  • in modo che, cosicché (in order to, so that)

And here you have some useful examples:

ItalianEnglish
Dobbiamo partire prima che faccia tardi.We must leave before it gets late.
Ti aiuto affinché tu superi l’esame.I’m helping you so that you can pass the exam.
Non canto a meno che voi non cantiate con me.I don’t sing unless you sing with me.
Andrò alla festa a condizione che tu venga con me.I will go to the party as long as you come with me.
Bevo il caffè nonostante sia freddo.I drink the coffee even though it is cold.
Qualora sia interessata, mi contatti tramite email.If you are interested, contact me via email.

 

CONJUGATING ITALIAN VERBS IN THE PRESENT SUBJUNCTIVE TENSE

SUPERARECREDERE
IOSUPERICREDA
TUSUPERICREDA
LUI/LEISUPERICREDA
NOISUPERIAMOCREDIAMO
VOISUPERIATECREDIATE
LOROSUPERINOCREDANO

 

PARTIREFINIRE
IOPARTAFINISCA
TUPARTAFINISCA
LUI/LEIPARTAFINISCA
NOIPARTIAMOFINIAMO
VOIPARTIATEFINIATE
LOROPARTANOFINISCANO

 

SOME IRREGULAR VERBS:

 

ESSEREFARE
IOSIAFACCIA
TUSIAFACCIA
LUI/LEISIAFACCIA
NOISIAMOFACCIAMO
VOISIATEFACCIATE
LOROSIANOFACCIANO

 

AVEREVENIRE
IOABBIAVENGA
TUABBIAVENGA
LUI/LEIABBIAVENGA
NOIABBIAMOVENIAMO
VOIABBIATEVENIATE
LOROABBIANOVENGANO

 

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