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Conjugation of the Italian verb ballare

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

Infinitive
ballareto dance

Present Indicative
io balloI dance
tu balliyou dance
lui ballahe dances
lei ballashe dances
noi balliamowe dance
voi ballateyou dance
loro ballanothey dance

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 ballandoI am dancing
tu stai ballandoyou are dancing
lui sta ballandohe is dancing
lei sta ballandoshe is dancing
noi stiamo ballandowe are dancing
voi state ballandoyou are dancing
loro stanno ballandothey are dancing

Imperfect Indicative
io ballavoI was dancing
tu ballaviyou were dancing
lui ballavahe was dancing
lei ballavashe was dancing
noi ballavamowe were dancing
voi ballavateyou were dancing
loro ballavanothey were dancing

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 ballaiI danced
tu ballastiyou danced
lui ballòhe danced
lei ballòshe danced
noi ballammowe danced
voi ballasteyou danced
loro ballaronothey danced

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho ballatoI danced
tu hai ballatoyou danced
lui ha ballatohe danced
lei ha ballatoshe danced
noi abbiamo ballatowe danced
voi avete ballatoyou danced
loro hanno ballatothey danced

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo ballatoI had danced
tu avevi ballatoyou had danced
lui aveva ballatohe had danced
lei aveva ballatoshe had danced
noi avevamo ballatowe had danced
voi avevate ballatoyou had danced
loro avevano ballatothey had danced

Future Indicative
io balleròI will dance
tu balleraiyou will dance
lui balleràhe will dance
lei balleràshe will dance
noi balleremowe will dance
voi ballereteyou will dance
loro ballerannothey will dance

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 ballatoI will have danced
tu avrai ballatoyou will have danced
lui avrà ballatohe will have danced
lei avrà ballatoshe will have danced
noi avremo ballatowe will have danced
voi avrete ballatoyou will have danced
loro avranno ballatothey will have danced

Conditional
io ballereiI would dance
tu ballerestiyou would dance
lui ballerebbehe would dance
lei ballerebbeshe would dance
noi balleremmowe would dance
voi balleresteyou would dance
loro ballerebberothey would dance

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 ballatoI would have danced
tu avresti ballatoyou would have danced
lui avrebbe ballatohe would have danced
lei avrebbe ballatoshe would have danced
noi avremmo ballatowe would have danced
voi avreste ballatoyou would have danced
loro avrebbero ballatothey would have danced

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io balli(... that) I dance
(... che) tu balli(... that) you dance
(... che) lui balli(... that) he dances
(... che) lei balli(... that) she dances
(... che) noi balliamo(... that) we dance
(... che) voi balliate(... that) you dance
(... che) loro ballino(... that) they dance

Imperative
balla Dance
balliamoLet's dance
ballate Dance

Present Participle
ballante dancing

Past Participle
ballato danced


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