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Conjugation of the Italian verb piangere

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

Infinitive
piangereto cry

Present Indicative
io piangoI cry
tu piangiyou cry
lui piangehe cries
lei piangeshe cries
noi piangiamowe cry
voi piangeteyou cry
loro piangonothey cry

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 piangendoI am crying
tu stai piangendoyou are crying
lui sta piangendohe is crying
lei sta piangendoshe is crying
noi stiamo piangendowe are crying
voi state piangendoyou are crying
loro stanno piangendothey are crying

Imperfect Indicative
io piangevoI was crying
tu piangeviyou were crying
lui piangevahe was crying
lei piangevashe was crying
noi piangevamowe were crying
voi piangevateyou were crying
loro piangevanothey were crying

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 piansiI cried
tu piangestiyou cried
lui piansehe cried
lei pianseshe cried
noi piangemmowe cried
voi piangesteyou cried
loro pianserothey cried

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho piantoI cried
tu hai piantoyou cried
lui ha piantohe cried
lei ha piantoshe cried
noi abbiamo piantowe cried
voi avete piantoyou cried
loro hanno piantothey cried

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo piantoI had cried
tu avevi piantoyou had cried
lui aveva piantohe had cried
lei aveva piantoshe had cried
noi avevamo piantowe had cried
voi avevate piantoyou had cried
loro avevano piantothey had cried

Future Indicative
io piangeròI will cry
tu piangeraiyou will cry
lui piangeràhe will cry
lei piangeràshe will cry
noi piangeremowe will cry
voi piangereteyou will cry
loro piangerannothey will cry

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 piantoI will have cried
tu avrai piantoyou will have cried
lui avrà piantohe will have cried
lei avrà piantoshe will have cried
noi avremo piantowe will have cried
voi avrete piantoyou will have cried
loro avranno piantothey will have cried

Conditional
io piangereiI would cry
tu piangerestiyou would cry
lui piangerebbehe would cry
lei piangerebbeshe would cry
noi piangeremmowe would cry
voi piangeresteyou would cry
loro piangerebberothey would cry

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 piantoI would have cried
tu avresti piantoyou would have cried
lui avrebbe piantohe would have cried
lei avrebbe piantoshe would have cried
noi avremmo piantowe would have cried
voi avreste piantoyou would have cried
loro avrebbero piantothey would have cried

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io pianga(... that) I cry
(... che) tu pianga(... that) you cry
(... che) lui pianga(... that) he cries
(... che) lei pianga(... that) she cries
(... che) noi piangiamo(... that) we cry
(... che) voi piangiate(... that) you cry
(... che) loro piangano(... that) they cry

Imperative
piangi Cry
piangiamoLet's cry
piangete Cry

Present Participle
piangente crying

Past Participle
pianto cried


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