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Conjugation of the Italian verb preparare

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

Infinitive
preparareto prepare

Present Indicative
io preparoI prepare
tu prepariyou prepare
lui preparahe prepares
lei preparashe prepares
noi prepariamowe prepare
voi preparateyou prepare
loro preparanothey prepare

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 preparandoI am preparing
tu stai preparandoyou are preparing
lui sta preparandohe is preparing
lei sta preparandoshe is preparing
noi stiamo preparandowe are preparing
voi state preparandoyou are preparing
loro stanno preparandothey are preparing

Imperfect Indicative
io preparavoI was preparing
tu preparaviyou were preparing
lui preparavahe was preparing
lei preparavashe was preparing
noi preparavamowe were preparing
voi preparavateyou were preparing
loro preparavanothey were preparing

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 preparaiI prepared
tu preparastiyou prepared
lui preparòhe prepared
lei preparòshe prepared
noi preparammowe prepared
voi preparasteyou prepared
loro prepararonothey prepared

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho preparatoI prepared
tu hai preparatoyou prepared
lui ha preparatohe prepared
lei ha preparatoshe prepared
noi abbiamo preparatowe prepared
voi avete preparatoyou prepared
loro hanno preparatothey prepared

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo preparatoI had prepared
tu avevi preparatoyou had prepared
lui aveva preparatohe had prepared
lei aveva preparatoshe had prepared
noi avevamo preparatowe had prepared
voi avevate preparatoyou had prepared
loro avevano preparatothey had prepared

Future Indicative
io prepareròI will prepare
tu prepareraiyou will prepare
lui prepareràhe will prepare
lei prepareràshe will prepare
noi prepareremowe will prepare
voi preparereteyou will prepare
loro preparerannothey will prepare

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 preparatoI will have prepared
tu avrai preparatoyou will have prepared
lui avrà preparatohe will have prepared
lei avrà preparatoshe will have prepared
noi avremo preparatowe will have prepared
voi avrete preparatoyou will have prepared
loro avranno preparatothey will have prepared

Conditional
io preparereiI would prepare
tu preparerestiyou would prepare
lui preparerebbehe would prepare
lei preparerebbeshe would prepare
noi prepareremmowe would prepare
voi prepareresteyou would prepare
loro preparerebberothey would prepare

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 preparatoI would have prepared
tu avresti preparatoyou would have prepared
lui avrebbe preparatohe would have prepared
lei avrebbe preparatoshe would have prepared
noi avremmo preparatowe would have prepared
voi avreste preparatoyou would have prepared
loro avrebbero preparatothey would have prepared

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io prepari(... that) I prepare
(... che) tu prepari(... that) you prepare
(... che) lui prepari(... that) he prepares
(... che) lei prepari(... that) she prepares
(... che) noi prepariamo(... that) we prepare
(... che) voi prepariate(... that) you prepare
(... che) loro preparino(... that) they prepare

Imperative
prepara Prepare
prepariamoLet's prepare
preparate Prepare

Present Participle
preparante preparing

Past Participle
preparato prepared


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