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Conjugation of the Italian verb conoscere

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

Infinitive
conoscereto be acquainted with

Present Indicative
io conoscoI am acquainted with
tu conosciyou are acquainted with
lui conoscehe is acquainted with
lei conosceshe is acquainted with
noi conosciamowe are acquainted with
voi conosceteyou are acquainted with
loro conosconothey are acquainted with

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 conoscendoI am being acquainted with
tu stai conoscendoyou are being acquainted with
lui sta conoscendohe is being acquainted with
lei sta conoscendoshe is being acquainted with
noi stiamo conoscendowe are being acquainted with
voi state conoscendoyou are being acquainted with
loro stanno conoscendothey are being acquainted with

Imperfect Indicative
io conoscevoI was being acquainted with
tu conosceviyou were being acquainted with
lui conoscevahe was being acquainted with
lei conoscevashe was being acquainted with
noi conoscevamowe were being acquainted with
voi conoscevateyou were being acquainted with
loro conoscevanothey were being acquainted with

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 conobbiI was acquainted with
tu conoscestiyou were acquainted with
lui conobbehe was acquainted with
lei conobbeshe was acquainted with
noi conoscemmowe were acquainted with
voi conoscesteyou were acquainted with
loro conobberothey were acquainted with

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho conosciutoI was acquainted with
tu hai conosciutoyou were acquainted with
lui ha conosciutohe was acquainted with
lei ha conosciutoshe was acquainted with
noi abbiamo conosciutowe were acquainted with
voi avete conosciutoyou were acquainted with
loro hanno conosciutothey were acquainted with

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo conosciutoI had been acquainted with
tu avevi conosciutoyou had been acquainted with
lui aveva conosciutohe had been acquainted with
lei aveva conosciutoshe had been acquainted with
noi avevamo conosciutowe had been acquainted with
voi avevate conosciutoyou had been acquainted with
loro avevano conosciutothey had been acquainted with

Future Indicative
io conosceròI will be acquainted with
tu conosceraiyou will be acquainted with
lui conosceràhe will be acquainted with
lei conosceràshe will be acquainted with
noi conosceremowe will be acquainted with
voi conoscereteyou will be acquainted with
loro conoscerannothey will be acquainted with

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 conosciutoI will have been acquainted with
tu avrai conosciutoyou will have been acquainted with
lui avrà conosciutohe will have been acquainted with
lei avrà conosciutoshe will have been acquainted with
noi avremo conosciutowe will have been acquainted with
voi avrete conosciutoyou will have been acquainted with
loro avranno conosciutothey will have been acquainted with

Conditional
io conoscereiI would be acquainted with
tu conoscerestiyou would be acquainted with
lui conoscerebbehe would be acquainted with
lei conoscerebbeshe would be acquainted with
noi conosceremmowe would be acquainted with
voi conosceresteyou would be acquainted with
loro conoscerebberothey would be acquainted with

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 conosciutoI would have been acquainted with
tu avresti conosciutoyou would have been acquainted with
lui avrebbe conosciutohe would have been acquainted with
lei avrebbe conosciutoshe would have been acquainted with
noi avremmo conosciutowe would have been acquainted with
voi avreste conosciutoyou would have been acquainted with
loro avrebbero conosciutothey would have been acquainted with

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io conosca(... that) I am acquainted with
(... che) tu conosca(... that) you are acquainted with
(... che) lui conosca(... that) he is acquainted with
(... che) lei conosca(... that) she is acquainted with
(... che) noi conosciamo(... that) we are acquainted with
(... che) voi conosciate(... that) you are acquainted with
(... che) loro conoscano(... that) they are acquainted with

Imperative
conosce Be acquainted with
conosciamoLet's be acquainted with
conoscete Be acquainted with

Present Participle
conoscente is being acquainted with

Past Participle
conosciuto been acquainted with


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