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Conjugation of the Italian verb stare

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

Infinitive
stareto stay

Present Indicative
io stoI stay
lui stahe stays
lei stashe stays
noi stiamowe stay
voi stateyou stay
loro stannothey stay

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 standoI am staying
tu stai standoyou are staying
lui sta standohe is staying
lei sta standoshe is staying
noi stiamo standowe are staying
voi state standoyou are staying
loro stanno standothey are staying

Imperfect Indicative
io stavoI was staying
tu staviyou were staying
lui stavahe was staying
lei stavashe was staying
noi stavamowe were staying
voi stavateyou were staying
loro stavanothey were staying

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 stettiI stayed
tu stestiyou stayed
lui stettehe stayed
lei stetteshe stayed
noi stemmowe stayed
voi stesteyou stayed
loro stetterothey stayed

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io ero statoI had stayed
tu eri statoyou had stayed
lui era statohe had stayed
lei era statashe had stayed
noi eravamo statiwe had stayed
voi eravate statiyou had stayed
loro erano statithey had stayed
loro erano statethey had stayed

Future Indicative
io staròI will stay
tu staraiyou will stay
lui staràhe will stay
lei staràshe will stay
noi staremowe will stay
voi stareteyou will stay
loro starannothey will stay

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 statoI will have stayed
tu sarai statoyou will have stayed
lui sarà statohe will have stayed
lei sarà statashe will have stayed
noi saremo statiwe will have stayed
voi sarete statiyou will have stayed
loro saranno statithey will have stayed
loro saranno statethey will have stayed

Conditional
io stareiI would stay
tu starestiyou would stay
lui starebbehe would stay
lei starebbeshe would stay
noi staremmowe would stay
voi staresteyou would stay
loro starebberothey would stay

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io stia(... that) I stay
(... che) tu stia(... that) you stay
(... che) lui stia(... that) he stays
(... che) lei stia(... that) she stays
(... che) noi stiamo(... that) we stay
(... che) voi stiate(... that) you stay
(... che) loro stiano(... that) they stay

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je stessi(... that) I was staying
(... che) tu stessi(... that) you were staying
(... che) il stesse(... that) he was staying
(... che) elle stesse(... that) she was staying
(... che) nous stessimo(... that) we were staying
(... che) vous steste(... that) you were staying
(... che) ils stessero(... that) they were staying
(... che) elles stessero(... that) they were staying

Imperative
sta' Stay
stiamoLet's stay
state Stay

Present Participle
stante staying

Past Participle
stato stayed


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