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Conjugation of the Italian verb lavorare

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

Infinitive
lavorareto work

Present Indicative
io lavoroI work
tu lavoriyou work
lui lavorahe works
lei lavorashe works
noi lavoriamowe work
voi lavorateyou work
loro lavoranothey work

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 lavorandoI am working
tu stai lavorandoyou are working
lui sta lavorandohe is working
lei sta lavorandoshe is working
noi stiamo lavorandowe are working
voi state lavorandoyou are working
loro stanno lavorandothey are working

Imperfect Indicative
io lavoravoI was working
tu lavoraviyou were working
lui lavoravahe was working
lei lavoravashe was working
noi lavoravamowe were working
voi lavoravateyou were working
loro lavoravanothey were working

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 lavoraiI worked
tu lavorastiyou worked
lui lavoròhe worked
lei lavoròshe worked
noi lavorammowe worked
voi lavorasteyou worked
loro lavoraronothey worked

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho lavoratoI worked
tu hai lavoratoyou worked
lui ha lavoratohe worked
lei ha lavoratoshe worked
noi abbiamo lavoratowe worked
voi avete lavoratoyou worked
loro hanno lavoratothey worked

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo lavoratoI had worked
tu avevi lavoratoyou had worked
lui aveva lavoratohe had worked
lei aveva lavoratoshe had worked
noi avevamo lavoratowe had worked
voi avevate lavoratoyou had worked
loro avevano lavoratothey had worked

Future Indicative
io lavoreròI will work
tu lavoreraiyou will work
lui lavoreràhe will work
lei lavoreràshe will work
noi lavoreremowe will work
voi lavorereteyou will work
loro lavorerannothey will work

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 lavoratoI will have worked
tu avrai lavoratoyou will have worked
lui avrà lavoratohe will have worked
lei avrà lavoratoshe will have worked
noi avremo lavoratowe will have worked
voi avrete lavoratoyou will have worked
loro avranno lavoratothey will have worked

Conditional
io lavorereiI would work
tu lavorerestiyou would work
lui lavorerebbehe would work
lei lavorerebbeshe would work
noi lavoreremmowe would work
voi lavoreresteyou would work
loro lavorerebberothey would work

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 lavoratoI would have worked
tu avresti lavoratoyou would have worked
lui avrebbe lavoratohe would have worked
lei avrebbe lavoratoshe would have worked
noi avremmo lavoratowe would have worked
voi avreste lavoratoyou would have worked
loro avrebbero lavoratothey would have worked

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io lavori(... that) I work
(... che) tu lavori(... that) you work
(... che) lui lavori(... that) he works
(... che) lei lavori(... that) she works
(... che) voi lavoriate(... that) you work
(... che) loro lavorino(... that) they work

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je lavorassi(... that) I was working
(... che) tu lavorassi(... that) you were working
(... che) il lavorasse(... that) he was working
(... che) elle lavorasse(... that) she was working
(... che) nous lavorassimo(... that) we were working
(... che) vous lavoraste(... that) you were working
(... che) ils lavorassero(... that) they were working
(... che) elles lavorassero(... that) they were working

Imperative
lavora Work
lavorate Work

Present Participle
lavorante working

Past Participle
lavorato worked


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