Present Tense In Italian

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The Present Tense in Italian is very important to learn as it has different uses.

First of all, let’s see the conjugation of Regular Verbs!

Arrivare
IoArrivo
TuArrivi
Lui/LeiArriva
NoiArriviamo
VoiArrivate
LoroArrivano

 

Scrivere
IoScrivo
TuScrivi
Lui/LeiScrive
NoiScriviamo
VoiScrivete
LoroScrivono

 

Partire
IoParto
TuParti
Lui/LeiParte
NoiPartiamo
VoiPartite
LoroPartono

 

And now some common Irregular Verbs!

Essere
IoSono
TuSei
Lui/LeiÈ
NoiSiamo
VoiSiete
LoroSono

 

Avere
IoHo
TuHai
Lui/LeiHa
NoiAbbiamo
VoiAvete
LoroHanno

 

Venire
IoVengo
TuVieni
Lui/LeiViene
NoiVeniamo
VoiVenite
LoroVengono

 

The Present Tense in Italian is used to express actions and event in the present, current states of being or habitual actions.

Ex. Oggi è una bellissima giornata. –> Today is a beautiful day.

Mi sveglio sempre alle 8. –> I always wake up at 8.

Furthermore, it is used to express future actions or events instead of the Future Tense.

Ex. Domani vado a trovare i miei genitori. –> Tomorrow I am going to visit my parents.

And it is also possible to use  the Present instead of the Past Tense when we tell a story.

Ex. L’altro ieri vado al supermercato e incontro tua sorella. Che sorpresa! –> Two days ago I went to the supermarket and met your sister. What a surprise!

Try to use the Present Tense making other examples, it is time to practice!

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