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Conjugation of the Italian verb aspettare

A list of the common conjugations for the Italian verb aspettare, along with their English translations.

Infinitive
aspettareto wait

Present Indicative
tu aspettiyou wait
lui aspettahe waits
lei aspettashe waits
noi aspettiamowe wait
voi aspettateyou wait
loro aspettanothey wait

Present Continuous / Presente Progressivo
Note for the Present Continuous Italian uses the present tense of the verb stare and the gerund of the verb.
io sto aspettandoI am waiting
tu stai aspettandoyou are waiting
lui sta aspettandohe is waiting
lei sta aspettandoshe is waiting
noi stiamo aspettandowe are waiting
voi state aspettandoyou are waiting
loro stanno aspettandothey are waiting

Imperfect Indicative
io aspettavoI was waiting
tu aspettaviyou were waiting
lui aspettavahe was waiting
lei aspettavashe was waiting
noi aspettavamowe were waiting
voi aspettavateyou were waiting
loro aspettavanothey were waiting

Past Historic / Passato remoto
This is a literary tense, i.e. a tense used in writing, in everyday speech the Passato Prossimo is used to refer to past actions.
io aspettaiI waited
tu aspettastiyou waited
lui aspettòhe waited
lei aspettòshe waited
noi aspettammowe waited
voi aspettasteyou waited
loro aspettaronothey waited

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho aspettatoI waited
tu hai aspettatoyou waited
lui ha aspettatohe waited
lei ha aspettatoshe waited
noi abbiamo aspettatowe waited
voi avete aspettatoyou waited
loro hanno aspettatothey waited

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo aspettatoI had waited
tu avevi aspettatoyou had waited
lui aveva aspettatohe had waited
lei aveva aspettatoshe had waited
noi avevamo aspettatowe had waited
voi avevate aspettatoyou had waited
loro avevano aspettatothey had waited

Future Indicative
io aspetteròI will wait
tu aspetteraiyou will wait
lui aspetteràhe will wait
lei aspetteràshe will wait
noi aspetteremowe will wait
voi aspettereteyou will wait
loro aspetterannothey will wait

Future Perfect / Futuro anteriore
The Italian Future Perfect or Futuro anteriore is made with the future tense of avere for transitive verbs or essere for reflexive and intransitive verbs and the past participle of the verb. The past participle agrees with the subject for verbs that take essere, or with the direct object for verbs that take avere.
io avrò aspettatoI will have waited
tu avrai aspettatoyou will have waited
lui avrà aspettatohe will have waited
lei avrà aspettatoshe will have waited
noi avremo aspettatowe will have waited
voi avrete aspettatoyou will have waited
loro avranno aspettatothey will have waited

Conditional
io aspettereiI would wait
tu aspetterestiyou would wait
lui aspetterebbehe would wait
lei aspetterebbeshe would wait
noi aspetteremmowe would wait
voi aspetteresteyou would wait
loro aspetterebberothey would wait

Conditional Perfect / Condizionale Passato
The Italian Conditional Perfect or Condizionale Passato is made with the conditional tense of avere for transitive verbs or essere for reflexive and intransitive verbs and the past participle of the verb. The past participle agrees with the subject for verbs that take essere, or with the direct object for verbs that take avere.
io avrei aspettatoI would have waited
tu avresti aspettatoyou would have waited
lui avrebbe aspettatohe would have waited
lei avrebbe aspettatoshe would have waited
noi avremmo aspettatowe would have waited
voi avreste aspettatoyou would have waited
loro avrebbero aspettatothey would have waited

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io aspetti(... that) I wait
(... che) tu aspetti(... that) you wait
(... che) lui aspetti(... that) he waits
(... che) lei aspetti(... that) she waits
(... che) noi aspettiamo(... that) we wait
(... che) voi aspettiate(... that) you wait
(... che) loro aspettino(... that) they wait

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je aspettassi(... that) I was waiting
(... che) tu aspettassi(... that) you were waiting
(... che) il aspettasse(... that) he was waiting
(... che) elle aspettasse(... that) she was waiting
(... che) nous aspettassimo(... that) we were waiting
(... che) vous aspettaste(... that) you were waiting
(... che) ils aspettassero(... that) they were waiting
(... che) elles aspettassero(... that) they were waiting

Imperative
aspetta Wait
aspettiamoLet's wait
aspettate Wait

Present Participle
aspettante waiting

Past Participle
aspettato waited


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