I verbi irregolari – Italian irregular verbs – Part 2/8 QUIZ

Learn the main Italian irregular verbs and solve the quiz.This is the second of eight parts – Conjugation ERE – A&B

It is very important to learn the main Italian irregular verbs. If you study Italian as second language, you normally conjugate Italian verbs following rules. Those rules are not applicable here. That doesn’t mean that all the irregular verbs are not predictable or do not follow any pattern. We are going to repeat this introduction for every instalment of this topic. so that you wont’ need to go back and forth for finding basic rules about Italian irregular verbs. We can narrow down the possible scenarios as follows.

  • Italian irregular verbs can be grouped by etymology, meaning that if they have the same root they most probably follow the same behaviour. For example, the irregular verb fare (to do, to make) and its “family” behave exactly the same way – disfare, rifare, stuperfare etc.
  • Most irregular verbs are of the second conjugation – ere
  • Some verbs have only an irregular Passato Remoto and Participio Passato. Whilst you can just have a brief look at the Passato Remoto, the Participio Passato is a very important tense, because it is used to form all the compound tenses of all Italian verbal moods. So, please remember the past participle of irregular verbs. For example, the Passato Prossimo of ACCENDERE is “Ho acceso la luce” (I switched the light on) and not “Io ho accenduto la luce“.

We are going to exclude all the irregular verbs which, in our opinion, aren’t of common use or may be confusing for foreign students.

In this second instalment we’ll have a close look at a few irregular verbs of the second conjugation (-ere), beginning with A & B. We’ll show you the conjugation of the main verb, in order of importance or alphabetical, and all the others having the same root. You can create your own homework trying to write down the conjugations of the verbs of the same family.

Important verbs here are Avere and Bere.

Ready? let’s get started!

Accendere (light up, turn on)
  • Passato remoto: accesi, accendesti, accese, accendemmo, accendeste, accesero
  • Participio passato: acceso

Verbs of the same family

riaccendere (restart)

Accorgersi (realise)
  • Passato remoto: accorsi, accorgesti, accorse, accorgemmo, accorgeste, accorsero
  • Participio passato: accorto

Verbs of the same family

scorgere (glimpse)

Addurre (adduce, convey)
  • Presente: adduco, adduci, adduce, adduciamo, adducete, adducono
  • Imperfetto: adducevo, adducevi, adduceva, adduciamo, adducevate, adducevano
  • Passato remoto: addussi, adducesti, addusse, adducemmo, adduceste, addussero
  • Futuro: addurrò, addurrai, addurrà, addurremo, addurrete, addurranno
  • Congiuntivo presente: adduca, adduca, adduca, adduciamo, adduciate, adducano
  • Congiuntivo imperfetto: adducessi, adducessi, adducesse, adducessimo, adduceste, adducessero
  • Condizionale presente: addurrei, addurresti, addurrebbe, addurremmo, addurreste, addurrebbero
  • Participio presente: adducente
  • Participio passato: addotto
  • Gerundio: adducendo

Verbs of the same family

condurre (lead, drive); dedurre (deduce); indurre (induce); introdurre (insert, introduce); produrre (produce); ridurre (reduce); riprodurre (reproduce, copy); sedurre (seduce); tradurre (translate)

Annettere (annex)
  • Passato remoto: annettei (o annessi), annettesti, annetté (o annesse), annettemmo, annetteste, annetterono (o annessero)
  • Participio passato: annesso

Verbs of the same family

connettere (connect); disconnettere (disconnect); interconnettere (interconnect)

Appendere (hang)
  • Passato remoto: appesi, appendesti, appese, appendemmo, appendeste, appesero
  • Participio passato: appeso

Verbs of the same family

dipendere (depend, rely); sospendere (suspend); spendere (spend)

Assistere (assist, watch)
  • Participio passato: assistito

Verbs of the same family

coesistere (coexist); consistere (consist); desistere (desist, give up); esistere (exist); insistere (insist); persistere (persist, last); resistere (resist)

Assolvere (absolve, acquit)
  • Participio passato: assolto

Verbs of the same family

dissolvere (dissolve, melt away); risolvere (solve)

Assumere (hire, acquire)
  • Passato remoto: assunsi, assumesti, assunse, assumemmo, assumeste, assunsero
  • Participio passato: assunto

Verbs of the same family

presumere (presume); riassumere (recap)

Avere (to have)
  • Presente: ho, hai, ha, abbiamo, avete, hanno
  • Passato remoto: ebbi, avesti, ebbe, avemmo, aveste, ebbero
  • Futuro: avrò, avrai, avrà, avremo, avrete, avranno
  • Congiuntivo presente: abbia, abbia, abbia, abbiamo, abbiate, abbiano
  • Condizionale presente: avrei, avresti, avrebbe, avremmo, avreste, avrebbero

Verbs of the same family

riavere (have back)

Bere (to drink)
  • Presente: bevo, bevi, beve, beviamo, bevete, bevono
  • Imperfetto: bevevo, bevevi, beveva, bevevamo, bevevate, bevevano
  • Passato remoto: bevvi, bevesti, bevve, bevemmo, beveste, bevvero
  • Futuro: berrò, berrai, berrà, berremo, berrete, berranno
  • Congiuntivo presente: beva, beva, beva, beviamo, beviate, bevano
  • Congiuntivo imperfetto: bevessi, bevessi, bevesse, bevessimo, beveste, bevessero
  • Condizionale presente: berrei, berresti, berrebbe, berremmo, berreste, berrebbero
  • Participio passato: bevuto
  • Gerundio: bevendo

Verbs of the same family

nessuno (none)

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