Verb Drills 1 - Lesson 6
Irregular IRE VerbsAfter this class you should;
be able to conjugate and use the verbs; Dire (to tell/to say), Uscire (to go out), morire (to die), udire (to hear), salire (to go up, ascend) and Venire (to come) in the present tense.
The present tense of the irregular Italian IRE verbs Dire, Uscire and Venire
These verbs do not follow the regular conjugation patterns of the Italian IRE verbs and thus will be looked at separately here. These are not the only irregular IRE verbs but these three are extremely important to know as they can be used often in everyday conversation.
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Printable large flash cards (English Side)
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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;
Class DialogTry to learn how to say everything below in Italian (using the simple present tense for the progressive present), 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 _______.
Person #2 – Hi _______, how are you?
Person #1 – I am very well, thank you. And you, How are you?
Person #2 – I am well, thank you. Paul says that you work in (a) Rome, is that true?
Person #1 – Yes, it’s true. I work with the police (polizia).
Person #2 – It must be very interesting to work in Rome with the police!
Person #1 – Certainly, it is interesting but it is also (anche) sad (triste). People often (spesso) die. Do you see Paul often?
Person #2 – We go out every (ogni) week. Sometimes (qualche volta) I go to Paul’s and sometimes he comes to my house.
Person #1 – What do y’all do when y’all go out?
Person #2 – We climb a lot. We say that we walk a lot but it is not true (non è vero).
Person #1 – Y’all say that you walk a lot but it is not true? I say y’all lie! Do y’all climb or do you lie when you say y’all climb? I know that Paul Climbs. I climb with him!
Person #2 – Come to my house and ask Paul if we climb.
Person #1 – I am not coming today (oggi). Today I go out with my wife.
Person #2 – Ok, my parents (i miei genitori)come to my house today. Do you remember my parents?
Person #1 – I do remember your (i tuoi) parents, I like them a lot! Do they come often?
Person#2 – My dad always comes to my house, my mom doesn’t.
Person#1 – I am sorry but I have to leave now. I teach an Italian at 8:00 (alle otto).
Person#2 – Ok, good luck. See you soon!
Person #1 – Thank you, goodbye
Person #2 - Goodbye
printable class dialog
You can learn more about irregular IRE verbs on these pages of the following books.
103 - 104 (page #'s may vary as I have an older edition) of "Ciao" by Carla Federici & Carla Larese Riga, copyright 1986.
112 - 113 of the book "Complete Italian Grammar" by Marcel Dansesi, copyright 1976.
27 & 28 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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Have you heard?Ok, I confess, this video borders on the absurd if not ridiculous but it is edgy and fun and a great exercise in vocabulary. If you can say the lines along with her at this pace, you are rockin! Pardon the pun.
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