Verbs

Italian Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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This is the 12th lesson about Italian verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Italian Classes.

Verbs

Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, Italian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Italian

Verbs Italian Audio
To driveGuidare
To findTrovare
To giveDare
To haveAvere
To knowSapere
To learnImparare
To loveAmare
To playGiocare (or) Suonare (or) Recitare
To readLeggere
To seeVedere
To smileSorridere
To speakParlare
To thinkPensare
To understandCapire
To workLavorare
To writeScrivere

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands meLui mi capisce
He understood meLui mi capiva / Lui mi ha capito
He will understand meLui mi capirà

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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Italian

Time Italian Audio
DaysGiorni
MondayLunedì
TuesdayMartedì
WednesdayMercoledì
ThursdayGiovedì
FridayVenerdì
SaturdaySabato
SundayDomenica
JanuaryGennaio
FebruaryFebbraio
MarchMarzo
AprilAprile
MayMaggio
JuneGiugno
JulyLuglio
AugustAgosto
SeptemberSettembre
OctoberOttobre
NovemberNovembre
DecemberDicembre
AutumnAutunno
WinterInverno
SpringPrimavera
SummerEstate
SeasonsStagioni
MonthsMesi
TimeTempo
HourOra
MinuteMinuto
SecondSecondo

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Daily Conversation in Italian

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Italian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Italian

English Italian Audio
I was born in JulySono nato in luglio
I will visit you in AugustVerrò a farti visita in agosto
See you tomorrow!Ci vediamo domani!
Today is MondayOggi è lunedì
Winter is very cold hereL'inverno è molto freddo da queste parti
Yesterday was SundayIeri era sabato
Are you married?Sei sposato? (m.) ; Sei sposata? (f.)
I'm singleSono single
Would you marry me?Vuoi sposarmi?
Can I have your phone number?Posso avere il tuo numero di telefono?
Can I have your email?Posso avere il tuo indirizzo mail?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Italian about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Italian Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.

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