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Conjugation of the Italian verb rispondere

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

Infinitive
rispondereto answer

Present Indicative
io rispondoI answer
tu rispondiyou answer
lui rispondehe answers
lei rispondeshe answers
noi rispondiamowe answer
voi rispondeteyou answer
loro rispondonothey answer

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 rispondendoI am answering
tu stai rispondendoyou are answering
lui sta rispondendohe is answering
lei sta rispondendoshe is answering
noi stiamo rispondendowe are answering
voi state rispondendoyou are answering
loro stanno rispondendothey are answering

Imperfect Indicative
io rispondevoI was answering
tu rispondeviyou were answering
lui rispondevahe was answering
lei rispondevashe was answering
noi rispondevamowe were answering
voi rispondevateyou were answering
loro rispondevanothey were answering

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 risposiI answered
tu rispondestiyou answered
lui rispuosehe answered
lei rispuoseshe answered
noi rispondemmowe answered
voi rispondesteyou answered
loro risposerothey answered

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho rispostoI answered
tu hai rispostoyou answered
lui ha rispostohe answered
lei ha rispostoshe answered
noi abbiamo rispostowe answered
voi avete rispostoyou answered
loro hanno rispostothey answered

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo rispostoI had answered
tu avevi rispostoyou had answered
lui aveva rispostohe had answered
lei aveva rispostoshe had answered
noi avevamo rispostowe had answered
voi avevate rispostoyou had answered
loro avevano rispostothey had answered

Future Indicative
io risponderòI will answer
tu risponderaiyou will answer
lui risponderàhe will answer
lei risponderàshe will answer
noi risponderemowe will answer
voi rispondereteyou will answer
loro risponderannothey will answer

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 rispostoI will have answered
tu avrai rispostoyou will have answered
lui avrà rispostohe will have answered
lei avrà rispostoshe will have answered
noi avremo rispostowe will have answered
voi avrete rispostoyou will have answered
loro avranno rispostothey will have answered

Conditional
io rispondereiI would answer
tu risponderestiyou would answer
lui risponderebbehe would answer
lei risponderebbeshe would answer
noi risponderemmowe would answer
voi risponderesteyou would answer
loro risponderebberothey would answer

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 rispostoI would have answered
tu avresti rispostoyou would have answered
lui avrebbe rispostohe would have answered
lei avrebbe rispostoshe would have answered
noi avremmo rispostowe would have answered
voi avreste rispostoyou would have answered
loro avrebbero rispostothey would have answered

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io risponda(... that) I answer
(... che) tu risponda(... that) you answer
(... che) lui risponda(... that) he answers
(... che) lei risponda(... that) she answers
(... che) noi rispondiamo(... that) we answer
(... che) voi rispondiate(... that) you answer
(... che) loro rispondano(... that) they answer

Imperative
rispondi Answer
rispondiamoLet's answer
rispondete Answer

Present Participle
rispondente answering

Past Participle
risposto answered


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