Last time we tried to learn 10 new verbs and all theirs forms. And, I know, it’s a lot of words, and it’s difficult. Happily, there’s a trick how to build sentences in Italian easily – sentences with modal verbs (Verbi Modali).
There are 3 modal verbs in Italian + 1 semi-modal helper:
Ciao a tutti! Sono Taras. È voi? – Hello everyone, I’m Taras. And you?
As we know from previous lesson 5, there are 3 type of verbs in Italian: ending on -are, -ere and -ire. Like parlare (to speak), scrivere (to write) and aprire (to open). Today we gonna learn how to transform the third type of verbs, ending on -ire.
Ciao a tutti! Sono professore d’Italiano :) He-he, I’m kidding.
As we know, verbs in italian change their’s form in conjunction with different pronouns. We already know how to change the verbs ending on -are: parlare, studiare, amare. But, not all italian verbs end on -are!
There are 3 types of verbs in Italian:
ending on -are (parlare – to speak, studiare – to study, amare – to love)
-ere (scrivere – to write, vivere – lo live, prendere – to take)
-ire (partire – to leave, dormire – to sleep, aprire – to open)
+irregular special cases. But they also end on -are, -ere and -ire.
Each type has it’s own transformation rules. And this is something that we need to remember.
Note: Chi pronounces as [ki]. Ch before vowel sounds as [k]. C before vowel sounds as [ch]
Okay, as we know from Lesson 1, Italian verbs are used in different forms for different pronouns. Happily there are only 3 types of verbs (we skip special cases for now) – ending on -are, -ere and -ire.
Verbs ending on -ARE. Parlare – 1st type verb
Today we gonna learn the conjunction rules for the first type of the verbs. First example will be parlare – to speak verb: