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Conjugation of the Italian verb sentire

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

sentireto feel

Present Indicative
io sentoI feel
tu sentiyou feel
lui sentehe feels
lei senteshe feels
noi sentiamowe feel
voi sentiteyou feel
loro sentonothey feel

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 sentendoI am feeling
tu stai sentendoyou are feeling
lui sta sentendohe is feeling
lei sta sentendoshe is feeling
noi stiamo sentendowe are feeling
voi state sentendoyou are feeling
loro stanno sentendothey are feeling

Imperfect Indicative
io sentivoI was feeling
tu sentiviyou were feeling
lui sentivahe was feeling
lei sentivashe was feeling
noi sentivamowe were feeling
voi sentivateyou were feeling
loro sentivanothey were feeling

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 sentiiI felt
tu sentistiyou felt
lui sentìhe felt
lei sentìshe felt
noi sentimmowe felt
voi sentisteyou felt
loro sentironothey felt

Past / Passato prossimo
io ho sentitoI felt
tu hai sentitoyou felt
lui ha sentitohe felt
lei ha sentitoshe felt
noi abbiamo sentitowe felt
voi avete sentitoyou felt
loro hanno sentitothey felt

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io avevo sentitoI had felt
tu avevi sentitoyou had felt
lui aveva sentitohe had felt
lei aveva sentitoshe had felt
noi avevamo sentitowe had felt
voi avevate sentitoyou had felt
loro avevano sentitothey had felt

Future Indicative
io sentiròI will feel
tu sentiraiyou will feel
lui sentiràhe will feel
lei sentiràshe will feel
noi sentiremowe will feel
voi sentireteyou will feel
loro sentirannothey will feel

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 sentitoI will have felt
tu avrai sentitoyou will have felt
lui avrà sentitohe will have felt
lei avrà sentitoshe will have felt
noi avremo sentitowe will have felt
voi avrete sentitoyou will have felt
loro avranno sentitothey will have felt

io sentireiI would feel
tu sentirestiyou would feel
lui sentirebbehe would feel
lei sentirebbeshe would feel
noi sentiremmowe would feel
voi sentiresteyou would feel
loro sentirebberothey would feel

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io senta(... that) I feel
(... che) tu senta(... that) you feel
(... che) lui senta(... that) he feels
(... che) lei senta(... that) she feels
(... che) voi sentiate(... that) you feel
(... che) loro sentano(... that) they feel

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je sentissi(... that) I was feeling
(... che) tu sentissi(... that) you were feeling
(... che) il sentisse(... that) he was feeling
(... che) elle sentisse(... that) she was feeling
(... che) nous sentissimo(... that) we were feeling
(... che) ils sentissero(... that) they were feeling
(... che) elles sentissero(... that) they were feeling

senti Feel
sentiamoLet's feel
sentite Feel

Present Participle
sentente feeling

Past Participle
sentito felt

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