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Conjugation of the Italian verb contare

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

Infinitive
contareto count

Present Indicative
io contoI count
tu contiyou count
lui contahe counts
lei contashe counts
noi contiamowe count
voi contateyou count
loro contanothey count

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 contandoI am counting
tu stai contandoyou are counting
lui sta contandohe is counting
lei sta contandoshe is counting
noi stiamo contandowe are counting
voi state contandoyou are counting
loro stanno contandothey are counting

Imperfect Indicative
io contavoI was counting
tu contaviyou were counting
lui contavahe was counting
lei contavashe was counting
noi contavamowe were counting
voi contavateyou were counting
loro contavanothey were counting

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 contaiI counted
tu contastiyou counted
lui contòhe counted
lei contòshe counted
noi contammowe counted
voi contasteyou counted
loro contaronothey counted

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho contatoI counted
tu hai contatoyou counted
lui ha contatohe counted
lei ha contatoshe counted
noi abbiamo contatowe counted
voi avete contatoyou counted
loro hanno contatothey counted

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo contatoI had counted
tu avevi contatoyou had counted
lui aveva contatohe had counted
lei aveva contatoshe had counted
noi avevamo contatowe had counted
voi avevate contatoyou had counted
loro avevano contatothey had counted

Future Indicative
io conteròI will count
tu conteraiyou will count
lui conteràhe will count
lei conteràshe will count
noi conteremowe will count
voi contereteyou will count
loro conterannothey will count

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 contatoI will have counted
tu avrai contatoyou will have counted
lui avrà contatohe will have counted
lei avrà contatoshe will have counted
noi avremo contatowe will have counted
voi avrete contatoyou will have counted
loro avranno contatothey will have counted

Conditional
io contereiI would count
tu conterestiyou would count
lui conterebbehe would count
lei conterebbeshe would count
noi conteremmowe would count
voi conteresteyou would count
loro conterebberothey would count

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 contatoI would have counted
tu avresti contatoyou would have counted
lui avrebbe contatohe would have counted
lei avrebbe contatoshe would have counted
noi avremmo contatowe would have counted
voi avreste contatoyou would have counted
loro avrebbero contatothey would have counted

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io conti(... that) I count
(... che) tu conti(... that) you count
(... che) lui conti(... that) he counts
(... che) lei conti(... that) she counts
(... che) noi contiamo(... that) we count
(... che) voi contiate(... that) you count
(... che) loro contino(... that) they count

Imperative
conta Count
contiamoLet's count
contate Count

Present Participle
contante counting

Past Participle
contato counted


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