Lezione 15-Verb conjugation (Parte Due)

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Welcome back to more verb conjugation!

Today I want you to memorize the conjugation of 5 new verbs.

That means 35 new words...

Cominciamo! (Let's start!)

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I verbi sono (The verbs are):

Andare (to go), venire (to come), giocare (to play), fare (to do) e scrivere (to write).

Andare and fare are very irregular verbs. All you have to do is memorize them remembering that the endings are the same as with previous verbs.

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Andare-to go

Io vado a casa-I go home

Tu vai a scuola-You go to school

Lui/Lei va a lavorare-He/She goes to work

Noi andiamo al parco-We go to the park

Voi andate via-You (plural) go away

Loro vanno in vacanza-They go on holiday

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So here from the 1st person singular to the third, each conjugation begins with Va (vado, vai, va).

The first and second person plural, however, start with and- like the infinitive form andare (andiamo, andate).

Finally the third person plural follows the first three persons singular and starts with va (vanno).

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Fare-to do/to make (based on context)

Io faccio la pizza-I make pizza

Tu fai i compiti-You do your homework

Lui/Lei fa la torta-He/She makes a cake

Noi facciamo un lavoro-We do a job

Voi fate del vostro meglio-You (pl.) do your best

Loro fanno da mangiare-They make something to eat

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As you can see, the first person singular and plural are irregular because they contain -cci-. That is pronounced like a 'ch' in English, so: Faccio is 'FAH-choh' and Facciamo is 'fah-CHAH-moh'.

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Giocare-to play (giocare a-to play... (a game))


Io gioco a scacchi-I play chess

Tu giochi a nascondino-You play hide-and-seek

Lui/Lei gioca a calcio-He/She plays football

Noi giochiamo a mosca cieca-We play blind man's buff

Voi giocate a ce l'hai-You (pl.) play it

Loro giocano a rugby-They play rugby


It's quite a regular verb but only one thing is added: the letter 'h'. This is to make the 'c' sound hard in all conjugations, so everything is pronounced like a 'k'.

'Giochi' has to be similar to 'Gioco', so 'JOH-ki' and 'JOH-koh'.

'Giochiamo' is pronounced 'Joh-KIAH-moh'.

'Giocano' is pronounced 'JOH-kah-noh'.

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Venire-To come

Io vengo a casa-I come home

Tu vieni a mangiare-You come to eat

Lui/Lei viene con me-He/She comes with me (BUT esso/a viene via-it comes off-a stain, for example)

Noi veniamo alla festa-We come to the party

Voi venite a casa mia-You (pl.) come over to mine

Loro vengono da noi-They come to our place


The first person singular and the third person plural both have 'veng-' making it an irregular verb.

The second and the third person singular have 'vien-' making it an even more irregular verb.

The rest is regular =)

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Scrivere-To write

Io scrivo una lettera (LET-teh-rah)-I write

Tu scrivi un'email-You write an email

Lui/Lei scrive una poesia (po-e-ZEE-ya)-He/She writes a poem

Noi scriviamo un tema-We write an essay

Voi scrivete un libro-You (pl.) write a book

Loro scrivono una relazione-They write a report


Perhaps the most regular and normal verb so far? Hahaha. Just stress the scri- in SCRIvono. :)

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