Verbs in Italian

Verbs are a key part of any language. The Italian verbs list below will help you learn common Italian verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Italian. For even more Italian verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Italian at the end of the page.

Basic Italian Verbs

to open in Italianaprire (apro, avere aperto, aprendo)
to close in Italianchiudere (chiudo, avere chiuso, chiudendo)
to sit in Italiansedere (siedo, essere seduto, seduto)
to stand in Italianstare in piedi (sto, essere stato, stando)
to know in Italiansapere (so, avere saputo, sapendo)
to think in Italianpensare (penso, avere pensato, pensando)
to win in Italianvincere (vinco, avere vinto, vincendo)
to lose in Italianperdere (perdo, avere perduto, perdendo)
to ask in Italianchiedere (chiedo, avere chiesto, chiedendo)
to answer in Italianrispondere (rispondo, avere risposto, rispondendo)
to help in Italianaiutare (aiuto, avere aiutato, aiutando)
to like in Italianpiacere (piaccio, essere piaciuto, piacendo)
to kiss in Italianbaciare (bacio, avere baciato, baciando)
to eat in Italianmangiare (mangio, avere mangiato, mangiando)
to drink in Italianbere (bevo, avere bevuto, bevendo)
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Italian Action Words

to take in Italianprendere (prendo, avere/essere preso, prendendo)
to put in Italianmettere (metto, avere messo, mettendo)
to find in Italiantrovare (trovo, avere trovato, trovando)
to steal in Italianrubare (rubo, avere rubato, rubando)
to kill in Italianuccidere (uccido, avere ucciso, uccidendo)
to fly in Italianvolare (volo, avere/essere volato, volando)
to attack in Italianattaccare (attacco, avere attaccato, attaccando)
to defend in Italiandifendere (difendo, avere difeso, difendendo)
to fall in Italiancadere (cado, essere caduto, cadendo)
to choose in Italianscegliere (scelgo, avere scelto, scegliendo)

Movements in Italian

to run in Italiancorrere (corro, avere corso, correndo)
to swim in Italiannuotare (nuoto, avere nuotato, nuotando)
to jump in Italiansaltare (salto, avere saltato, saltando)
to pull in Italiantirare (tiro, avere tirato, tirando)
to push in Italianspingere (spingo, avere spinto, spingendo)
to throw in Italianlanciare (lancio, avere lanciato, lanciando)
to crawl in Italiangattonare (gattono, avere gattonato, gattonando)
to fight in Italiancombattere (combatto, avere combattuto, combattendo)
to catch in Italiancatturare (catturo, avere catturato, catturando)
to roll in Italianrotolare (rotolo, avere/essere rotolato, rotolando)

Italian Business Verbs

to buy in Italiancomprare (compro, avere comprato, comprando)
to pay in Italianpagare (pago, avere pagato, pagando)
to sell in Italianvendere (vendo, avere venduto, vendendo)
to study in Italianstudiare (studio, avere studiato, studiando)
to call in Italianfare una telefonata (faccio, avere fatto, facendo)
to read in Italianleggere (leggo, avere letto, leggendo)
to write in Italianscrivere (scrivo, avere scritto, scrivendo)
to calculate in Italiancalcolare (calcolo, avere calcolato, calcolando)
to measure in Italianmisurare (misuro, avere misurato, misurando)
to earn in Italianguadagnare (guadagno, avere guadagnato, guadagnando)
to count in Italiancontare (conto, avere contato, contando)
to scan in Italianscansionare (scansiono, avere scansionato, scansionando)
to print in Italianstampare (stampo, avere stampato, stampando)

Verbs in Italian

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