Verb Drills 1 - Lesson 2
Irregular ARE VerbsAfter this class you should;
be able to conjugate and use the verbs dare (to give) fare (to do or make) stare (to stay) and andare (to go) in the present tense.
Below is the present tense conjugation of the irregular Italian ARE verbs fare, dare, andare and stare
These verbs do not follow the regular conjugation patterns of the Italian ARE verbs and thus will be looked at separately here. These are not the only irregular ARE verbs but these are extremely important to know as they can be used often in everyday conversation.
Io sto = I stay / Tu stai = You stay / Lui sta = He stays / Lei sta = She stays
Noi stiamo = we stay / Voi state = Y'all stay / Loro stanno = They stay
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Printable large flash cards (English Side)
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Printable small flash cards (English Side)
Printable small flash cards (Italian Side)
basic online exercise
(Italian to English)
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|printable video dialog coming soon|
|Printable Practice Sheets|
|printable comprehension crossword|
useful Italian phrase;
Have a nice day!
Class DialogUsing only the vocabulary we have learned so far, learn how to say everything below in Italian (except anything that may be in " "), print out and bring the printable form of this dialog and be prepared to say the dialog below for one of the persons in class.
Person #1 – Hi _________. How are you?
Person #2 – Hi _________, I am so so, thank you. And you? How are you?
Person #1 – I am well. What are you doing?
Person #2 – I am going to Italy with Maria.
Person #1 – When are y’all going to Italy?
Person #2 – We are going tomorrow at 10:00 AM.
Person #1 – What are y’all doing in Italy?
Person #2 – We are staying with Mark.
Person #1 – What does Mark do?
Person #2 – Mark gives food to the poor.
Person #1 – Does he go to Africa and give food to the poor?
Person #2 – No, he stays in Italy and gives food to the poor.
Person #1 – Are you all giving food to the poor while you are in Italy?
Person #2 – No, we don’t give food to the poor. We walk and take pictures of Italy.
Person #1 – Y’all don’t work when you are in Italy?
Person#2 – No, we play, we eat and we speak Italian.
Person#1 – Y’all speak Italian to Italians?
Person#2 – No, we speak Italian to Americans! What do you think?
Person #1 – Why do y’all stay with Mark?
Person#2 – He gives us food when we stay with him.
Person#1 – You go to Italy, you stay with Mark and he gives you food?
Person#2 – Yes. Goodbye.
printable class dialog
You can learn more about Italian irregular ARE verbs on these pages of the following books.
83 - 85 (page #'s may vary as I have an older edition) of "Ciao" by Carla Federici & Carla Larese Riga, copyright 1986.
11 - 12 of the book "Italian Verb Drills" (Third Edition) by Paola Nanni-Tate, copyright 2011.
If you do not own these books, don't worry, it is not mandatory that you do unless you were instructed to buy them at the beginning of the class. However, they can be very useful in a lot of ways and if you would like to know more about these books and where to buy them, simply go to our online bookstore or quicker yet, just click on the appropriate book below.
Did you know?" Tuscany is a region in central Italy. Florence is the capital of the region, which is divided into the provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, and Siena (named for their principal cities).
Tuscany posesses a number of various landscapes. The zone of Apennines is characterized by modest agricultural economy and depopulation of the territory. The zone of hills lies on the territory of Florence, Pistoia and Lucca. The plain zone of Pisa and Valdarno is the most industrialized part of the central Italy. The zone of the sea costs is quite low and is covered by the pine forests, it is a well developed touristic part of Tuscany. The greatest valleys of the region are Lunigiana, Garfagnana, Mugello, Casentino, Val Tiberina, the main river is Arno and two lakes are Massaciuccoli and Chiusi. Should be noticed that with the ages the original landscape of Tuscany changed a lot, and only few places conserved the ancient classic beauty."
This information about Tuscany obtained from http://www.freeworldmaps.net/europe/italy/political.html
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