Lexis Rex Home

Lexis Rex - Italian

Conjugation of the Italian verb dire

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

Infinitive
direto say

Present Indicative
io dicoI say
tu diciyou say
lui dicehe says
lei diceshe says
noi diciamowe say
voi diteyou say
loro diconothey say

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 dicendoI am saying
tu stai dicendoyou are saying
lui sta dicendohe is saying
lei sta dicendoshe is saying
noi stiamo dicendowe are saying
voi state dicendoyou are saying
loro stanno dicendothey are saying

Imperfect Indicative
io dicevoI was saying
tu diceviyou were saying
lui dicevahe was saying
lei dicevashe was saying
noi dicevamowe were saying
voi dicevateyou were saying
loro dicevanothey were saying

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 dissiI said
tu dicestiyou said
lui dissehe said
lei disseshe said
noi dicemmowe said
voi dicesteyou said
loro disserothey said

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho dettoI said
tu hai dettoyou said
lui ha dettohe said
lei ha dettoshe said
noi abbiamo dettowe said
voi avete dettoyou said
loro hanno dettothey said

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo dettoI had said
tu avevi dettoyou had said
lui aveva dettohe had said
lei aveva dettoshe had said
noi avevamo dettowe had said
voi avevate dettoyou had said
loro avevano dettothey had said

Future Indicative
io diròI will say
tu diraiyou will say
lui diràhe will say
lei diràshe will say
noi diremowe will say
voi direteyou will say
loro dirannothey will say

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 dettoI will have said
tu avrai dettoyou will have said
lui avrà dettohe will have said
lei avrà dettoshe will have said
noi avremo dettowe will have said
voi avrete dettoyou will have said
loro avranno dettothey will have said

Conditional
io direiI would say
tu direstiyou would say
lui direbbehe would say
lei direbbeshe would say
noi diremmowe would say
voi diresteyou would say
loro direbberothey would say

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 dettoI would have said
tu avresti dettoyou would have said
lui avrebbe dettohe would have said
lei avrebbe dettoshe would have said
noi avremmo dettowe would have said
voi avreste dettoyou would have said
loro avrebbero dettothey would have said

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io dica(... that) I say
(... che) tu dica(... that) you say
(... che) lui dica(... that) he says
(... che) lei dica(... that) she says
(... che) noi diciamo(... that) we say
(... che) voi diciate(... that) you say
(... che) loro dicano(... that) they say

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je dicessi(... that) I was saying
(... che) tu dicessi(... that) you were saying
(... che) il dicesse(... that) he was saying
(... che) elle dicesse(... that) she was saying
(... che) nous dicessimo(... that) we were saying
(... che) vous diceste(... that) you were saying
(... che) ils dicessero(... that) they were saying
(... che) elles dicessero(... that) they were saying

Imperative
di' Say
diciamoLet's say
dite Say

Present Participle
dicente saying

Past Participle
detto said


More verbs



Learn these with
Multiple Choice
Flash Cards
Hangman
Word Search
Crosswords
Swap Q/A




Italian Main Menu
Games and Exercises
More Languages