Verb Drills 1 - Lesson 3
Regular ERE VerbsAfter this class you should;
Know and identify 56 Italian verbs with the infinitive ERE ending
Conjugate regular Italian ERE verbs in the present tense
Conjugating regular Italian verbs ending with ERE in the present tenseInfinitive – “…A verb form that functions as a substantive while retaining certain verbal characteristics, such as modification by adverbs, and that in English may be preceded by to, as in To go willingly is to show strength or We want him to work…” 1
There are three main categories of Italian Verbs known as 1st, 2nd and 3rd conjugation. Here is the most obvious, initial difference;
1st Conjugation verbs are verbs that end with the letters ARE in the infinitive form.
2nd Conjugation verbs are verbs that end with the letters ERE in the infinitive form.
3rd Conjugation verbs are verbs that end with the letters IRE in the infinitive form.
(These ending are “Infinitive endings”)
To illustrate how to conjugate an ERE verb, I like to use a math equation as an example but first here are the conjugated endings for ERE verbs;
To conjugate = infinitive verb – infinitive ending = verb stem + conjugated ending = conjugated verb. Example;
Vedere (To See) - ere = Ved + iamo (ending for we) = Vediamo (We see)
Vedere conjugated in the present tense
1 The definitions or portions thereof were taken from thefreedictionary.com
basic online exercise
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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)
(English to Italian)
|printable video dialog coming soon|
|Printable Practice Sheets|
|printable comprehension crossword|
useful Italian phrase;
Lasciami in pace! Vattene! (inf)
Mi lasci in pace! / Se ne vada! (frm)
Leave me alone!
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 – Excuse me, do you know Phillip?
Person #2 – No, I do not know Phillip. Why do you ask?
Person #1 – He corrects my Italian.
Person #2 – You speak Italian well.
Person #1 – Thank you but I don’t read Italian well.
Person #2 – Do you write Italian?
Person #1 – No, but they write Italian.
Person #2 – Who are they?
Person #1 – They are students. They are American.
Person #2 – Do they correct your Italian?
Person #1 – No they don’t correct my Italian.
Person #2 – Insist!
Person #1 – No, I don’t convince well.
Person #2 – See the man near to the house?
Person #1 – Yes, I see the man, why?
Person#2 – We always see the man and he corrects Italian.
Person#1 – He will correct my Italian?
Person#2 – Smile and ask.
Person #1 – OK, I promise. Tomorrow I ask the man.
Person#2 – Don’t fear, ask the man.
Person#1 – I don’t fear. I run. Goodbye
printable class dialog
You can learn more about regular ERE verbs on these pages of the following books.
80 - 81 (page #'s may vary as I have an older edition) of "Ciao" by Carla Federici & Carla Larese Riga, copyright 1986.
107 - 108 and 113 of the book "Complete Italian Grammar" by Marcel Dansesi, copyright 1976.
207 - 212 of the book "Italian Grammar Drills" by Paola Nanni-Tate, copyright 2007.
13 - 19 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.
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