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Conjugation of the Italian verb crescere

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

Infinitive
crescereto grow

Present Indicative
io crescoI grow
tu cresciyou grow
lui crescehe grows
lei cresceshe grows
noi cresciamowe grow
voi cresceteyou grow
loro cresconothey grow

Imperfect Indicative
io crescevoI was growing
tu cresceviyou were growing
lui crescevahe was growing
lei crescevashe was growing
noi crescevamowe were growing
voi crescevateyou were growing
loro crescevanothey were growing

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 crebbiI grew
tu crescestiyou grew
lui crebbehe grew
lei crebbeshe grew
noi crescemmowe grew
voi crescesteyou grew
loro crebberothey grew

Past / Passato prossimo
io sono cresciutoI grew
tu sei cresciutoyou grew
lui è cresciutohe grew
lei è cresciutashe grew
noi siamo cresciutiwe grew
voi siete cresciutiyou grew
loro sono cresciutithey grew
loro sono cresciutethey grew

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io ero cresciutoI had grown
tu eri cresciutoyou had grown
lui era cresciutohe had grown
lei era cresciutashe had grown
noi eravamo cresciutiwe had grown
voi eravate cresciutiyou had grown
loro erano cresciutithey had grown
loro erano cresciutethey had grown

Future Indicative
io cresceròI will grow
tu cresceraiyou will grow
lui cresceràhe will grow
lei cresceràshe will grow
noi cresceremowe will grow
voi crescereteyou will grow
loro crescerannothey will grow

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 sarò cresciutoI will have grown
tu sarai cresciutoyou will have grown
lui sarà cresciutohe will have grown
lei sarà cresciutashe will have grown
noi saremo cresciutiwe will have grown
voi sarete cresciutiyou will have grown
loro saranno cresciutithey will have grown
loro saranno cresciutethey will have grown

Conditional
io crescereiI would grow
tu crescerestiyou would grow
lui crescerebbehe would grow
lei crescerebbeshe would grow
noi cresceremmowe would grow
voi cresceresteyou would grow
loro crescerebberothey would grow

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 sarei cresciutoI would have grown
tu saresti cresciutoyou would have grown
lui sarebbe cresciutohe would have grown
lei sarebbe cresciutashe would have grown
noi saremmo cresciutiwe would have grown
voi sareste cresciutiyou would have grown
loro sarebbero cresciutithey would have grown
loro sarebbero cresciutethey would have grown

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io cresca(... that) I grow
(... che) tu cresca(... that) you grow
(... che) lui cresca(... that) he grows
(... che) lei cresca(... that) she grows
(... che) noi cresciamo(... that) we grow
(... che) voi cresciate(... that) you grow
(... che) loro crescano(... that) they grow

Imperative
cresci Grow
cresciamoLet's grow
crescete Grow

Present Participle
crescente growing

Past Participle
cresciuto grown


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