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CHi guys, here we are today with the top 25 Italian verbs. Let’s go see them!

EssereTo beTo be or not to be one. essere is just the

plain form that we are going to change for every person that we use. So in the case of

me, I can say Io sono Desiree. which means I am Desiree but the verb is still essere

to be.

AvereTo haveAvere means to have but be careful because

in Italian, it’s not the same as in English. So for example, to say I am 20 years old,

you don’t say essere, so you don’t use to be but you say I have 20 years old. Io

ho vent’anni.

FareTo doBasically fare it’s a general verb like

you can use it with a lot of things. We have the specific verbs but if you go with fare

it’s safe. You can use it any time. fare a cake, fare a discussion. Everything is fare.

DireTo sayAbout dire, there is a fun phrase that we use,

or maybe our grandmas, anyway. And it goes like, Tra il dire e il fare c’è di mezzo

il mare, that meansfrom saying to doing, there is the sea in between”. So the meaning

is it’s not so easy to go from saying to doing things.

PotereCanPotere means can and it’s really useful

because you can use it to ask permission. So Posso usare il bagno? “Can I use the

bathroom?” Potere as a verb means can but potere with the article before, that is, il

potere meansthe power”. Puoi passarmi lo zucchero per favore? meansCan you pass

me the sugar, please?” Sugar because I like sweet things.

VolereWantVolere means want but it’s kind of a strong

way to say things. So if you want to say I would like to it’s Volere. There is a famous

phrase with volere, that is Volere è potere, and it means if you really want to do something,

you can do it, you can manage somehow.

SapereTo knowWhen you are wrong and you tell people that

you know that you are wrong, somehow they are happy. So if you are in Italy and you

are late, and it always happens to me at least, you can say I know, I know, I know I am late

Lo so, lo so, so di essere in ritardo... and that will calm things. Like people will be

like ok, ok vi aspetto okay, okay I am waiting but anyway for us it’s kind of normal to

be late. So don’t worry too much if you are late.

StareTo stayAnd you can use it with a location or with

a condition. Do you want to go out tonight? Vuoi uscire stasera? you can say, no I am

staying home. No, sto a casa. but it can also mean a condition. So if people ask you hey

how are you Sto male means I am not good. I feel sick. Also you can use that to say

that you are doing something. You are in the process of doing something Sto studiando.

I am studying now. Something that’s right now.

DovereMustSo if you have to work or if you have to do

homework and people ask you ey again, do you want to go out tonight? No I can’t Devo

studiare Devo lavorare. I have to study, I have to work.

PrendereTo takePrendere means to take. You can take a bus

prendere un pullman take the undergroun­d prendere la metro. Be careful because we don’t use

prendere for example with the bath or a shower. We don’t take a shower but we do a shower.

So fare una doccia.

VedereTo seeVedere means to see and it’s something that

you can see, you can spot but you can also use it as meeting, like, Cosa fai stasera?

What are you doing tonight? or I am seeing my mother or vedo mia mamma. That means I

am going to meet her, probably have dinner together but it’s something planned. It’s

something that I know already I am going to do.

AndareTo goSo in case you really, really want to go to

the sea, you can say Voglio andare al mare, vieni con me? I want to go to the sea, do

you want to come with me? In my case, it would be I would really like

to go to Australia, do you want to come with me? Voglio veramente andare in Australia,

vuoi venire con me?

VenireTo comeIn fact, venire means to come and when you

invite someone, you can say do you want to come tonight Vuoi venire stasera?

DareTo giveCan you give me some advice please Puoi darmi

un consiglio, per favore? or when a baby is crying and you are like here, here look what

I am giving you Guarda, guarda cosa ti do! So that’s a way of giving.

ParlareTo talkWe don’t have the verb to speak. So we use

parlare for both of them. I am talking to you Sto parlando con te. or I speak Japanese

Io parlo giapponese. Agli Italiani piace parlare molto. Italians like to talk a lot. Can you say that?

TrovareTo findTrovare and it means to find. So you can say

something like I find this book really interestin­g Trovo questo libro molto interessan­te. or

I can’t find my pen anymore Non trovo piu la mia penna. or to me, I never find my passport

anymore in front of the checking gates and I am like can you please help me and then

I find it again. So yes, Ho trovato il passaporto.

SentireTo hearLike I can hear people screaming. Sento gente

urlare. but it’s not the same as saying listening to music for example. That would

be ascoltare la musica.

LasciareTo leaveLeave a comment Lasciare un commento. also

there are some teenagers that say a lot of time Lasciantem­i il mio spazio. and that means

leave my space.

GuardareTo lookGuardare that means to look and it would be

like ey look at me while I am talking to you. So Guardami mentre parlo. or can you have

a look at these Puoi guardare un attimo questo? like if you want to ask for some advice or

even maybe watching television, we would say Guardare la television­e. or even a movie Guardare

un film. like I really like to watch horror movies. So Io guardo film horror.

MettereTo putMettere that means to put. So you can put

your bag on the table Puoi mettere la tua borsa sul tavolo. or can you put away those

games, please? Puoi mettere via quei giochi, per favore?

PensareTo thinkI think that horror movie wasn’t scary Penso

che quel film non fosse spaventoso per niente. or I think you can do better Penso che tu

possa fare di meglio.

PassareTo passPassare That means to pass. So can you please

pass me the salt Puoi passarmi il sale, per favore? or oh I passed the exam Ho passato l’esame.

Credere“To believeCredere means to believe but in Italian, we

don’t use that much to believe like ah I believe I can do that. Of course you can say

it and people will understand you but that’s more I think I can do it. So Penso di farcela.

more than Credo di farcela. I believe credere is more about leisures meeting.

PortareTo bringPortare that means to bring. So if I am inviting

you to my party tonight and I ask you, can you bring the wine Puoi portare il vino? bring

the Gelato, bring the ice cream.

MangiareTo eatMangiare that means to eat. So you can’t

go to Italy and not eat anything. So you need to know this verb.

Yeah that’s it for the top 25 Italian verbs. Remember to subscribe and see you soon.

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