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Conjugation of the Italian verb chiedere

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

Infinitive
chiedereto ask

Present Indicative
io chiedoI ask
tu chiediyou ask
lui chiedehe asks
lei chiedeshe asks
noi chiediamowe ask
voi chiedeteyou ask
loro chiedonothey ask

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 chiedendoI am asking
tu stai chiedendoyou are asking
lui sta chiedendohe is asking
lei sta chiedendoshe is asking
noi stiamo chiedendowe are asking
voi state chiedendoyou are asking
loro stanno chiedendothey are asking

Imperfect Indicative
io chiedevoI was asking
tu chiedeviyou were asking
lui chiedevahe was asking
lei chiedevashe was asking
noi chiedevamowe were asking
voi chiedevateyou were asking
loro chiedevanothey were asking

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 chiesiI asked
tu chiedestiyou asked
lui chiesehe asked
lei chieseshe asked
noi chiedemmowe asked
voi chiedesteyou asked
loro chieserothey asked

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho chiestoI asked
tu hai chiestoyou asked
lui ha chiestohe asked
lei ha chiestoshe asked
noi abbiamo chiestowe asked
voi avete chiestoyou asked
loro hanno chiestothey asked

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo chiestoI had asked
tu avevi chiestoyou had asked
lui aveva chiestohe had asked
lei aveva chiestoshe had asked
noi avevamo chiestowe had asked
voi avevate chiestoyou had asked
loro avevano chiestothey had asked

Future Indicative
io chiederòI will ask
tu chiederaiyou will ask
lui chiederàhe will ask
lei chiederàshe will ask
noi chiederemowe will ask
voi chiedereteyou will ask
loro chiederannothey will ask

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 chiestoI will have asked
tu avrai chiestoyou will have asked
lui avrà chiestohe will have asked
lei avrà chiestoshe will have asked
noi avremo chiestowe will have asked
voi avrete chiestoyou will have asked
loro avranno chiestothey will have asked

Conditional
io chiedereiI would ask
tu chiederestiyou would ask
lui chiederebbehe would ask
lei chiederebbeshe would ask
noi chiederemmowe would ask
voi chiederesteyou would ask
loro chiederebberothey would ask

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 chiestoI would have asked
tu avresti chiestoyou would have asked
lui avrebbe chiestohe would have asked
lei avrebbe chiestoshe would have asked
noi avremmo chiestowe would have asked
voi avreste chiestoyou would have asked
loro avrebbero chiestothey would have asked

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io chieda(... that) I ask
(... che) tu chieda(... that) you ask
(... che) lui chieda(... that) he asks
(... che) lei chieda(... that) she asks
(... che) noi chiediamo(... that) we ask
(... che) voi chiediate(... that) you ask
(... che) loro chiedano(... that) they ask

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je chiedessi(... that) I was asking
(... che) tu chiedessi(... that) you were asking
(... che) il chiedesse(... that) he was asking
(... che) elle chiedesse(... that) she was asking
(... che) nous chiedessimo(... that) we were asking
(... che) vous chiedeste(... that) you were asking
(... che) ils chiedessero(... that) they were asking
(... che) elles chiedessero(... that) they were asking

Imperative
chiedi Ask
chiediamoLet's ask
chiedete Ask

Present Participle
chiedente asking

Past Participle
chiesto asked


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