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Conjugation of the Italian verb mantenere

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

Infinitive
mantenereto maintain

Present Indicative
io mantengoI maintain
tu mantieniyou maintain
lui mantienehe maintains
lei mantieneshe maintains
noi manteniamowe maintain
voi manteneteyou maintain
loro mantengonothey maintain

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 mantenendoI am maintaining
tu stai mantenendoyou are maintaining
lui sta mantenendohe is maintaining
lei sta mantenendoshe is maintaining
noi stiamo mantenendowe are maintaining
voi state mantenendoyou are maintaining
loro stanno mantenendothey are maintaining

Imperfect Indicative
io mantenevoI was maintaining
tu manteneviyou were maintaining
lui mantenevahe was maintaining
lei mantenevashe was maintaining
noi mantenevamowe were maintaining
voi mantenevateyou were maintaining
loro mantenevanothey were maintaining

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 mantenniI maintained
tu mantenestiyou maintained
lui mantennehe maintained
lei mantenneshe maintained
noi mantenemmowe maintained
voi mantenesteyou maintained
loro mantennerothey maintained

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho mantenutoI maintained
tu hai mantenutoyou maintained
lui ha mantenutohe maintained
lei ha mantenutoshe maintained
noi abbiamo mantenutowe maintained
voi avete mantenutoyou maintained
loro hanno mantenutothey maintained

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo mantenutoI had maintained
tu avevi mantenutoyou had maintained
lui aveva mantenutohe had maintained
lei aveva mantenutoshe had maintained
noi avevamo mantenutowe had maintained
voi avevate mantenutoyou had maintained
loro avevano mantenutothey had maintained

Future Indicative
io manterròI will maintain
tu manterraiyou will maintain
lui manterràhe will maintain
lei manterràshe will maintain
noi manterremowe will maintain
voi manterreteyou will maintain
loro manterrannothey will maintain

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 mantenutoI will have maintained
tu avrai mantenutoyou will have maintained
lui avrà mantenutohe will have maintained
lei avrà mantenutoshe will have maintained
noi avremo mantenutowe will have maintained
voi avrete mantenutoyou will have maintained
loro avranno mantenutothey will have maintained

Conditional
io manterreiI would maintain
tu manterrestiyou would maintain
lui manterrebbehe would maintain
lei manterrebbeshe would maintain
noi manterremmowe would maintain
voi manterresteyou would maintain
loro manterrebberothey would maintain

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 mantenutoI would have maintained
tu avresti mantenutoyou would have maintained
lui avrebbe mantenutohe would have maintained
lei avrebbe mantenutoshe would have maintained
noi avremmo mantenutowe would have maintained
voi avreste mantenutoyou would have maintained
loro avrebbero mantenutothey would have maintained

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io mantenga(... that) I maintain
(... che) tu mantenga(... that) you maintain
(... che) lui mantenga(... that) he maintains
(... che) lei mantenga(... that) she maintains
(... che) noi manteniamo(... that) we maintain
(... che) voi manteniate(... that) you maintain
(... che) loro mantengano(... that) they maintain

Imperative
mantieni Maintain
manteniamoLet's maintain
mantenete Maintain

Present Participle
mantenente maintaining

Past Participle
mantenuto maintained


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