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Conjugation of the Italian verb bere

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

Infinitive
bereto drink

Present Indicative
io bevoI drink
tu beviyou drink
lui bevehe drinks
lei beveshe drinks
noi beviamowe drink
voi beveteyou drink
loro bevonothey drink

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 bevendoI am drinking
tu stai bevendoyou are drinking
lui sta bevendohe is drinking
lei sta bevendoshe is drinking
noi stiamo bevendowe are drinking
voi state bevendoyou are drinking
loro stanno bevendothey are drinking

Imperfect Indicative
io bevevoI was drinking
tu beveviyou were drinking
lui bevevahe was drinking
lei bevevashe was drinking
noi bevevamowe were drinking
voi bevevateyou were drinking
loro bevevanothey were drinking

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 beveiI drank
tu bevestiyou drank
lui bevettehe drank
lei bevetteshe drank
noi bevemmowe drank
voi bevesteyou drank
loro bevetterothey drank

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho bevutoI drank
tu hai bevutoyou drank
lui ha bevutohe drank
lei ha bevutoshe drank
noi abbiamo bevutowe drank
voi avete bevutoyou drank
loro hanno bevutothey drank

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo bevutoI had drunk
tu avevi bevutoyou had drunk
lui aveva bevutohe had drunk
lei aveva bevutoshe had drunk
noi avevamo bevutowe had drunk
voi avevate bevutoyou had drunk
loro avevano bevutothey had drunk

Future Indicative
io berròI will drink
tu berraiyou will drink
lui berràhe will drink
lei berràshe will drink
noi berremowe will drink
voi berreteyou will drink
loro berrannothey will drink

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 bevutoI will have drunk
tu avrai bevutoyou will have drunk
lui avrà bevutohe will have drunk
lei avrà bevutoshe will have drunk
noi avremo bevutowe will have drunk
voi avrete bevutoyou will have drunk
loro avranno bevutothey will have drunk

Conditional
io berreiI would drink
tu berrestiyou would drink
lui berrebbehe would drink
lei berrebbeshe would drink
noi berremmowe would drink
voi berresteyou would drink
loro berrebberothey would drink

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io beva(... that) I drink
(... che) tu beva(... that) you drink
(... che) lui beva(... that) he drinks
(... che) lei beva(... that) she drinks
(... che) noi beviamo(... that) we drink
(... che) voi beviate(... that) you drink
(... che) loro bevano(... that) they drink

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je bevessi(... that) I was drinking
(... che) tu bevessi(... that) you were drinking
(... che) il bevesse(... that) he was drinking
(... che) elle bevesse(... that) she was drinking
(... che) nous bevessimo(... that) we were drinking
(... che) vous beveste(... that) you were drinking
(... che) ils bevessero(... that) they were drinking
(... che) elles bevessero(... that) they were drinking

Imperative
bevi Drink
beviamoLet's drink
bevete Drink

Present Participle
bevente drinking

Past Participle
bevuto drunk


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