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Conjugation of the Italian verb difendere

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

Infinitive
difendereto defend

Present Indicative
io difendoI defend
tu difendiyou defend
lui difendehe defends
lei difendeshe defends
noi difendiamowe defend
voi difendeteyou defend
loro difendonothey defend

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 difendendoI am defending
tu stai difendendoyou are defending
lui sta difendendohe is defending
lei sta difendendoshe is defending
noi stiamo difendendowe are defending
voi state difendendoyou are defending
loro stanno difendendothey are defending

Imperfect Indicative
io difendevoI was defending
tu difendeviyou were defending
lui difendevahe was defending
lei difendevashe was defending
noi difendevamowe were defending
voi difendevateyou were defending
loro difendevanothey were defending

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 difesiI defended
tu difendestiyou defended
lui difesehe defended
lei difeseshe defended
noi difendemmowe defended
voi difendesteyou defended
loro difeserothey defended

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho difesoI defended
tu hai difesoyou defended
lui ha difesohe defended
lei ha difesoshe defended
noi abbiamo difesowe defended
voi avete difesoyou defended
loro hanno difesothey defended

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo difesoI had defended
tu avevi difesoyou had defended
lui aveva difesohe had defended
lei aveva difesoshe had defended
noi avevamo difesowe had defended
voi avevate difesoyou had defended
loro avevano difesothey had defended

Future Indicative
io difenderòI will defend
tu difenderaiyou will defend
lui difenderàhe will defend
lei difenderàshe will defend
noi difenderemowe will defend
voi difendereteyou will defend
loro difenderannothey will defend

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 difesoI will have defended
tu avrai difesoyou will have defended
lui avrà difesohe will have defended
lei avrà difesoshe will have defended
noi avremo difesowe will have defended
voi avrete difesoyou will have defended
loro avranno difesothey will have defended

Conditional
io difendereiI would defend
tu difenderestiyou would defend
lui difenderebbehe would defend
lei difenderebbeshe would defend
noi difenderemmowe would defend
voi difenderesteyou would defend
loro difenderebberothey would defend

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 difesoI would have defended
tu avresti difesoyou would have defended
lui avrebbe difesohe would have defended
lei avrebbe difesoshe would have defended
noi avremmo difesowe would have defended
voi avreste difesoyou would have defended
loro avrebbero difesothey would have defended

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io difenda(... that) I defend
(... che) tu difenda(... that) you defend
(... che) lui difenda(... that) he defends
(... che) lei difenda(... that) she defends
(... che) noi difendiamo(... that) we defend
(... che) voi difendiate(... that) you defend
(... che) loro difendano(... that) they defend

Imperative
difendi Defend
difendiamoLet's defend
difendete Defend

Present Participle
difendente defending

Past Participle
difeso defended


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