Conjugation of the Italian verb A list of the common conjugations for the Italian verb piacere piacere, along with their English translations.
Infinitive piacere to please
Present Indicative io piaccio I please. tu piaci you please. lui piace he pleases lei piace she pleases noi piaciamo we please. voi piacete you please. loro piacciono they please.
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 piacendo I am pleasing tu stai piacendo you are pleasing lui sta piacendo he is pleasing lei sta piacendo she is pleasing noi stiamo piacendo we are pleasing voi state piacendo you are pleasing loro stanno piacendo they are pleasing
Imperfect Indicative io piacevo I was pleasing tu piacevi you were pleasing lui piaceva he was pleasing lei piaceva she was pleasing noi piacevamo we were pleasing voi piacevate you were pleasing loro piacevano they were pleasing
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 piacqui I pleased tu piacesti you pleased lui piacque he pleased lei piacque she pleased noi piacemmo we pleased voi piaceste you pleased loro piacquero they pleased
Past / Passato prossimo io sono piaciuto I pleased tu sei piaciuto you pleased lui è piaciuto he pleased lei è piaciuta she pleased noi siamo piaciuti we pleased voi siete piaciuti you pleased loro sono piaciuti they pleased loro sono piaciute they pleased
Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo io ero piaciuto I had pleased tu eri piaciuto you had pleased lui era piaciuto he had pleased lei era piaciuta she had pleased noi eravamo piaciuti we had pleased voi eravate piaciuti you had pleased loro erano piaciuti they had pleased loro erano piaciute they had pleased
Future Indicative io piacerò I will please. tu piacerai you will please. lui piacerà he will please. lei piacerà she will please. noi piaceremo we will please. voi piacerete you will please. loro piaceranno they will please.
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 sarò piaciuto I will have pleased tu sarai piaciuto you will have pleased lui sarà piaciuto he will have pleased lei sarà piaciuta she will have pleased noi saremo piaciuti we will have pleased voi sarete piaciuti you will have pleased loro saranno piaciuti they will have pleased loro saranno piaciute they will have pleased
Conditional io piacerei I would please. tu piaceresti you would please. lui piacerebbe he would please. lei piacerebbe she would please. noi piaceremmo we would please. voi piacereste you would please. loro piacerebbero they would please.
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 sarei piaciuto I would have pleased tu saresti piaciuto you would have pleased lui sarebbe piaciuto he would have pleased lei sarebbe piaciuta she would have pleased noi saremmo piaciuti we would have pleased voi sareste piaciuti you would have pleased loro sarebbero piaciuti they would have pleased loro sarebbero piaciute they would have pleased
Present Subjunctive io piaccia (... che) I please. (... that) tu piaccia (... che) you please. (... that) lui piaccia (... che) he pleases (... that) lei piaccia (... che) she pleases (... that) noi piaciamo (... che) we please. (... that) voi piacciate (... che) you please. (... that) loro piacciano (... che) they please. (... that)
Imperative piaci Please. piacciamo Let's please. piacete Please.
Present Participle piacente pleasing