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Conjugation of the Italian verb scrivere

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

Infinitive
scrivereto write

Present Indicative
io scrivoI write
tu scriviyou write
lui scrivehe writes
lei scriveshe writes
noi scriviamowe write
voi scriveteyou write
loro scrivonothey write

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 scrivendoI am writing
tu stai scrivendoyou are writing
lui sta scrivendohe is writing
lei sta scrivendoshe is writing
noi stiamo scrivendowe are writing
voi state scrivendoyou are writing
loro stanno scrivendothey are writing

Imperfect Indicative
io scrivevoI was writing
tu scriveviyou were writing
lui scrivevahe was writing
lei scrivevashe was writing
noi scrivevamowe were writing
voi scrivevateyou were writing
loro scrivevanothey were writing

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 scrissiI wrote
tu scrivestiyou wrote
lui scrissehe wrote
lei scrisseshe wrote
noi scrivemmowe wrote
voi scrivesteyou wrote
loro scrisserothey wrote

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho scrittoI wrote
tu hai scrittoyou wrote
lui ha scrittohe wrote
lei ha scrittoshe wrote
noi abbiamo scrittowe wrote
voi avete scrittoyou wrote
loro hanno scrittothey wrote

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo scrittoI had written
tu avevi scrittoyou had written
lui aveva scrittohe had written
lei aveva scrittoshe had written
noi avevamo scrittowe had written
voi avevate scrittoyou had written
loro avevano scrittothey had written

Future Indicative
io scriveròI will write
tu scriveraiyou will write
lui scriveràhe will write
lei scriveràshe will write
noi scriveremowe will write
voi scrivereteyou will write
loro scriverannothey will write

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 scrittoI will have written
tu avrai scrittoyou will have written
lui avrà scrittohe will have written
lei avrà scrittoshe will have written
noi avremo scrittowe will have written
voi avrete scrittoyou will have written
loro avranno scrittothey will have written

Conditional
io scrivereiI would write
tu scriverestiyou would write
lui scriverebbehe would write
lei scriverebbeshe would write
noi scriveremmowe would write
voi scriveresteyou would write
loro scriverebberothey would write

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 scrittoI would have written
tu avresti scrittoyou would have written
lui avrebbe scrittohe would have written
lei avrebbe scrittoshe would have written
noi avremmo scrittowe would have written
voi avreste scrittoyou would have written
loro avrebbero scrittothey would have written

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io scriva(... that) I write
(... che) tu scriva(... that) you write
(... che) lui scriva(... that) he writes
(... che) lei scriva(... that) she writes
(... che) noi scriviamo(... that) we write
(... che) voi scriviate(... that) you write
(... che) loro scrivano(... that) they write

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je scrivessi(... that) I was writing
(... che) tu scrivessi(... that) you were writing
(... che) il scrivesse(... that) he was writing
(... che) elle scrivesse(... that) she was writing
(... che) nous scrivessimo(... that) we were writing
(... che) vous scriveste(... that) you were writing
(... che) ils scrivessero(... that) they were writing
(... che) elles scrivessero(... that) they were writing

Imperative
scrivi Write
scriviamoLet's write
scrivete Write

Present Participle
scrivente writing

Past Participle
scritto written


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