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Conjugation of the Italian verb chiamare

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

Infinitive
chiamareto call

Present Indicative
io chiamoI call
tu chiamiyou call
lui chiamahe calls
lei chiamashe calls
noi chiamiamowe call
voi chiamateyou call
loro chiamanothey call

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 chiamandoI am calling
tu stai chiamandoyou are calling
lui sta chiamandohe is calling
lei sta chiamandoshe is calling
noi stiamo chiamandowe are calling
voi state chiamandoyou are calling
loro stanno chiamandothey are calling

Imperfect Indicative
io chiamavoI was calling
tu chiamaviyou were calling
lui chiamavahe was calling
lei chiamavashe was calling
noi chiamavamowe were calling
voi chiamavateyou were calling
loro chiamavanothey were calling

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 chiamaiI called
tu chiamastiyou called
lui chiamòhe called
lei chiamòshe called
noi chiamammowe called
voi chiamasteyou called
loro chiamaronothey called

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho chiamatoI called
tu hai chiamatoyou called
lui ha chiamatohe called
lei ha chiamatoshe called
noi abbiamo chiamatowe called
voi avete chiamatoyou called
loro hanno chiamatothey called

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo chiamatoI had called
tu avevi chiamatoyou had called
lui aveva chiamatohe had called
lei aveva chiamatoshe had called
noi avevamo chiamatowe had called
voi avevate chiamatoyou had called
loro avevano chiamatothey had called

Future Indicative
io chiameròI will call
tu chiameraiyou will call
lui chiameràhe will call
lei chiameràshe will call
noi chiameremowe will call
voi chiamereteyou will call
loro chiamerannothey will call

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 chiamatoI will have called
tu avrai chiamatoyou will have called
lui avrà chiamatohe will have called
lei avrà chiamatoshe will have called
noi avremo chiamatowe will have called
voi avrete chiamatoyou will have called
loro avranno chiamatothey will have called

Conditional
io chiamereiI would call
tu chiamerestiyou would call
lui chiamerebbehe would call
lei chiamerebbeshe would call
noi chiameremmowe would call
voi chiameresteyou would call
loro chiamerebberothey would call

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 chiamatoI would have called
tu avresti chiamatoyou would have called
lui avrebbe chiamatohe would have called
lei avrebbe chiamatoshe would have called
noi avremmo chiamatowe would have called
voi avreste chiamatoyou would have called
loro avrebbero chiamatothey would have called

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io chiami(... that) I call
(... che) tu chiami(... that) you call
(... che) lui chiami(... that) he calls
(... che) lei chiami(... that) she calls
(... che) noi chiamiamo(... that) we call
(... che) voi chiamiate(... that) you call
(... che) loro chiamino(... that) they call

Imperative
chiama Call
chiamiamoLet's call
chiamate Call

Present Participle
chiamante calling

Past Participle
chiamato called


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