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Conjugation of the Italian verb scendere

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

Infinitive
scendereto descend

Present Indicative
io scendoI descend
tu scendiyou descend
lui scendehe descends
lei scendeshe descends
noi scendiamowe descend
voi scendeteyou descend
loro scendonothey descend

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 scendendoI am descending
tu stai scendendoyou are descending
lui sta scendendohe is descending
lei sta scendendoshe is descending
noi stiamo scendendowe are descending
voi state scendendoyou are descending
loro stanno scendendothey are descending

Imperfect Indicative
io scendevoI was descending
tu scendeviyou were descending
lui scendevahe was descending
lei scendevashe was descending
noi scendevamowe were descending
voi scendevateyou were descending
loro scendevanothey were descending

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 scesiI descended
tu scendestiyou descended
lui scesehe descended
lei sceseshe descended
noi scendemmowe descended
voi scendesteyou descended
loro sceserothey descended

Past / Passato prossimo
io sono scesoI descended
tu sei scesoyou descended
lui è scesohe descended
lei è scesashe descended
noi siamo scesiwe descended
voi siete scesiyou descended
loro sono scesithey descended
loro sono scesethey descended

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io ero scesoI had descended
tu eri scesoyou had descended
lui era scesohe had descended
lei era scesashe had descended
noi eravamo scesiwe had descended
voi eravate scesiyou had descended
loro erano scesithey had descended
loro erano scesethey had descended

Future Indicative
io scenderòI will descend
tu scenderaiyou will descend
lui scenderàhe will descend
lei scenderàshe will descend
noi scenderemowe will descend
voi scendereteyou will descend
loro scenderannothey will descend

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 sarò scesoI will have descended
tu sarai scesoyou will have descended
lui sarà scesohe will have descended
lei sarà scesashe will have descended
noi saremo scesiwe will have descended
voi sarete scesiyou will have descended
loro saranno scesithey will have descended
loro saranno scesethey will have descended

Conditional
io scendereiI would descend
tu scenderestiyou would descend
lui scenderebbehe would descend
lei scenderebbeshe would descend
noi scenderemmowe would descend
voi scenderesteyou would descend
loro scenderebberothey would descend

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 sarei scesoI would have descended
tu saresti scesoyou would have descended
lui sarebbe scesohe would have descended
lei sarebbe scesashe would have descended
noi saremmo scesiwe would have descended
voi sareste scesiyou would have descended
loro sarebbero scesithey would have descended
loro sarebbero scesethey would have descended

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io scenda(... that) I descend
(... che) tu scenda(... that) you descend
(... che) lui scenda(... that) he descends
(... che) lei scenda(... that) she descends
(... che) noi scendiamo(... that) we descend
(... che) voi scendiate(... that) you descend
(... che) loro scendano(... that) they descend

Imperative
scendi Descend
scendiamoLet's descend
scendete Descend

Present Participle
scendente descending

Past Participle
sceso descended


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