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Conjugation of the Italian verb raccontare

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

Infinitive
raccontareto tell

Present Indicative
io raccontoI tell
tu raccontiyou tell
lui raccontahe tells
lei raccontashe tells
noi raccontiamowe tell
voi raccontateyou tell
loro raccontanothey tell

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 raccontandoI am telling
tu stai raccontandoyou are telling
lui sta raccontandohe is telling
lei sta raccontandoshe is telling
noi stiamo raccontandowe are telling
voi state raccontandoyou are telling
loro stanno raccontandothey are telling

Imperfect Indicative
io raccontavoI was telling
tu raccontaviyou were telling
lui raccontavahe was telling
lei raccontavashe was telling
noi raccontavamowe were telling
voi raccontavateyou were telling
loro raccontavanothey were telling

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 raccontaiI told
tu raccontastiyou told
lui raccontòhe told
lei raccontòshe told
noi raccontammowe told
voi raccontasteyou told
loro raccontaronothey told

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho raccontatoI told
tu hai raccontatoyou told
lui ha raccontatohe told
lei ha raccontatoshe told
noi abbiamo raccontatowe told
voi avete raccontatoyou told
loro hanno raccontatothey told

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo raccontatoI had told
tu avevi raccontatoyou had told
lui aveva raccontatohe had told
lei aveva raccontatoshe had told
noi avevamo raccontatowe had told
voi avevate raccontatoyou had told
loro avevano raccontatothey had told

Future Indicative
io racconteròI will tell
tu racconteraiyou will tell
lui racconteràhe will tell
lei racconteràshe will tell
noi racconteremowe will tell
voi raccontereteyou will tell
loro racconterannothey will tell

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 raccontatoI will have told
tu avrai raccontatoyou will have told
lui avrà raccontatohe will have told
lei avrà raccontatoshe will have told
noi avremo raccontatowe will have told
voi avrete raccontatoyou will have told
loro avranno raccontatothey will have told

Conditional
io raccontereiI would tell
tu racconterestiyou would tell
lui racconterebbehe would tell
lei racconterebbeshe would tell
noi racconteremmowe would tell
voi racconteresteyou would tell
loro racconterebberothey would tell

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 raccontatoI would have told
tu avresti raccontatoyou would have told
lui avrebbe raccontatohe would have told
lei avrebbe raccontatoshe would have told
noi avremmo raccontatowe would have told
voi avreste raccontatoyou would have told
loro avrebbero raccontatothey would have told

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io racconti(... that) I tell
(... che) tu racconti(... that) you tell
(... che) lui racconti(... that) he tells
(... che) lei racconti(... that) she tells
(... che) noi raccontiamo(... that) we tell
(... che) voi raccontiate(... that) you tell
(... che) loro raccontino(... that) they tell

Imperative
racconta Tell
raccontiamoLet's tell
raccontate Tell

Present Participle
raccontante telling

Past Participle
raccontato told


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