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Conjugation of the Italian verb prendere

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

Infinitive
prendereto take

Present Indicative
io prendoI take
tu prendiyou take
lui prendehe takes
lei prendeshe takes
noi prendiamowe take
voi prendeteyou take
loro prendonothey take

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 prendendoI am taking
tu stai prendendoyou are taking
lui sta prendendohe is taking
lei sta prendendoshe is taking
noi stiamo prendendowe are taking
voi state prendendoyou are taking
loro stanno prendendothey are taking

Imperfect Indicative
io prendevoI was taking
tu prendeviyou were taking
lui prendevahe was taking
lei prendevashe was taking
noi prendevamowe were taking
voi prendevateyou were taking
loro prendevanothey were taking

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 presiI took
tu prendestiyou took
lui presehe took
lei preseshe took
noi prendemmowe took
voi prendesteyou took
loro preserothey took

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho presoI took
tu hai presoyou took
lui ha presohe took
lei ha presoshe took
noi abbiamo presowe took
voi avete presoyou took
loro hanno presothey took

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo presoI had taken
tu avevi presoyou had taken
lui aveva presohe had taken
lei aveva presoshe had taken
noi avevamo presowe had taken
voi avevate presoyou had taken
loro avevano presothey had taken

Future Indicative
io prenderòI will take
tu prenderaiyou will take
lui prenderàhe will take
lei prenderàshe will take
noi prenderemowe will take
voi prendereteyou will take
loro prenderannothey will take

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 presoI will have taken
tu avrai presoyou will have taken
lui avrà presohe will have taken
lei avrà presoshe will have taken
noi avremo presowe will have taken
voi avrete presoyou will have taken
loro avranno presothey will have taken

Conditional
io prendereiI would take
tu prenderestiyou would take
lui prenderebbehe would take
lei prenderebbeshe would take
noi prenderemmowe would take
voi prenderesteyou would take
loro prenderebberothey would take

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io prenda(... that) I take
(... che) tu prenda(... that) you take
(... che) lui prenda(... that) he takes
(... che) lei prenda(... that) she takes
(... che) noi prendiamo(... that) we take
(... che) voi prendiate(... that) you take
(... che) loro prendano(... that) they take

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je prendessi(... that) I was taking
(... che) tu prendessi(... that) you were taking
(... che) il prendesse(... that) he was taking
(... che) elle prendesse(... that) she was taking
(... che) nous prendessimo(... that) we were taking
(... che) vous prendeste(... that) you were taking
(... che) ils prendessero(... that) they were taking
(... che) elles prendessero(... that) they were taking

Imperative
prendi Take
prendiamoLet's take
prendete Take

Present Participle
prendente taking

Past Participle
preso taken


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