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Conjugation of the Italian verb leggere

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

Infinitive
leggereto read

Present Indicative
io leggoI read
tu leggiyou read
lui leggehe reads
lei leggeshe reads
noi leggiamowe read
voi leggeteyou read
loro leggonothey read

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 leggendoI am reading
tu stai leggendoyou are reading
lui sta leggendohe is reading
lei sta leggendoshe is reading
noi stiamo leggendowe are reading
voi state leggendoyou are reading
loro stanno leggendothey are reading

Imperfect Indicative
io leggevoI was reading
tu leggeviyou were reading
lui leggevahe was reading
lei leggevashe was reading
noi leggevamowe were reading
voi leggevateyou were reading
loro leggevanothey were reading

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 lessiI read
tu leggestiyou read
lui lessehe read
lei lesseshe read
noi leggemmowe read
voi leggesteyou read
loro lesserothey read

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho lettoI read
tu hai lettoyou read
lui ha lettohe read
lei ha lettoshe read
noi abbiamo lettowe read
voi avete lettoyou read
loro hanno lettothey read

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo lettoI had read
tu avevi lettoyou had read
lui aveva lettohe had read
lei aveva lettoshe had read
noi avevamo lettowe had read
voi avevate lettoyou had read
loro avevano lettothey had read

Future Indicative
io leggeròI will read
tu leggeraiyou will read
lui leggeràhe will read
lei leggeràshe will read
noi leggeremowe will read
voi leggereteyou will read
loro leggerannothey will read

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 lettoI will have read
tu avrai lettoyou will have read
lui avrà lettohe will have read
lei avrà lettoshe will have read
noi avremo lettowe will have read
voi avrete lettoyou will have read
loro avranno lettothey will have read

Conditional
io leggereiI would read
tu leggerestiyou would read
lui leggerebbehe would read
lei leggerebbeshe would read
noi leggeremmowe would read
voi leggeresteyou would read
loro leggerebberothey would read

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 lettoI would have read
tu avresti lettoyou would have read
lui avrebbe lettohe would have read
lei avrebbe lettoshe would have read
noi avremmo lettowe would have read
voi avreste lettoyou would have read
loro avrebbero lettothey would have read

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io legga(... that) I read
(... che) tu legga(... that) you read
(... che) lui legga(... that) he reads
(... che) lei legga(... that) she reads
(... che) noi leggiamo(... that) we read
(... che) voi leggiate(... that) you read
(... che) loro leggano(... that) they read

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je leggessi(... that) I was reading
(... che) tu leggessi(... that) you were reading
(... che) il leggesse(... that) he was reading
(... che) elle leggesse(... that) she was reading
(... che) nous leggessimo(... that) we were reading
(... che) vous leggeste(... that) you were reading
(... che) ils leggessero(... that) they were reading
(... che) elles leggessero(... that) they were reading

Imperative
leggi Read
leggiamoLet's read
leggete Read

Present Participle
leggente reading

Past Participle
letto read


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