Cooljugator: The Smart Conjugator in Italian

This is a very simple Italian verb conjugator. There are many Italian conjugators online, but, with this one, our goal is to make Italian conjugation easy, smart and straightforward.

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Common Italian verbs

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The Italian language

Italian is a language, which has been originally spoken in the current territory of Italy, and is alleged to now be the second closest to Latin after Sardinian. While multiple hardly intelligible languages are currently spoken on Italy, the standard Italian was superimposed as a form of Italian used by XII-th to XIV-th century writers in Tuscany (thus Italian is known as Dante's language), and shaped by recent political events. Interestingly, one important political event contributing to the widespread use of the language was the XIX-th century occupation of Italy by Napoleon. The occupation pushed what is currently perceived to be the Italian language into a prominent role among the bourgeoisie, solidifying its role among multiple strata of the wealthy Italian society and thus encouraging its further adoption.

Italian is written in the Latin alphabet (highly unsurprisingly), and it has only a few of its own diacritic marks, such as ò. It shares a lot of its pronunciation with other Romance languages, such as Spanish or Catalan, although Portuguese does have a distinct sound to it.

About Italian conjugation

Italian conjugation is a procedure in which Italian verbs are changed to match with various other features of the phrase and its context. In Italian, you usually have to have a couple of basic forms of the verb to work out its other forms.

In Italian, the basic forms are:

In Italian, you can conjugate verbs by these major factors:

  • person - (the verb changes depending on the person it is referring to, e.g. 'io faccio' - 'I do', or 'fa' - 'he/she does')
  • number - (are we talking about a single person like in 'fa' - 'he/she does', or many: 'fanno' - 'they do')
  • aspect - perfective, progressive, imperfective, which all connect the verb to the flow of time, that is, they indicate whether an action is occuring at the time, used to occur frequently, or occurred generally
  • voice - active and passive: the difference between 'something is reading' and 'something is being read'
  • tense - Italian has, like all the other Romance languages, a huge tense system, having present, past, imperfect (somewhat resembling the past frequentative), others
  • mood (which indicates the attitude, and is distinguished as indicative, conditional or imperative, e.g. 'fai' - 'you do', 'faresti' - 'you would do' and fa' - 'do!').

An interesting comparison exists between Italian and Spanish, Portuguese or other Romance languages. Since they are geographically and linguistically closest, perhaps a most interesting immediate comparison is with Italian and Spanish very conjugation:

  • vowel ending in Italian - all Italian finite forms end in a vowel, but in Spanish this is not true (hablan, cf. parlano)
  • spelled 'v' instead of 'b' - Italian uses a 'b' in the imperfective ('parlava'), cf. with the Spanish 'b' ('hablaba') - but this difference is not strong in pronunciation;
  • differences in form endings - both the imperfective, conditional work in similar ways in both Spanish and Italian, but Italian uses somewhat different endings in all of them: e.g. 'parlerei' - 'I would speak', cf. 'hablaría' in Spanish; 'partirò' in Italian, cf. 'partiré' in Spanish

In the Italian Cooljugator, as usually in Cooljugators, we try to provide you as much information about the verb as possible, although we also try to focus on the most important aspects of Italian conjugation. We hope that this conjugation information, next to the abundant examples we provide, will help you become a better Italian speaker, or just learn more about the language, or both.

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