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Conjugation of the Italian verb tornare

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

Infinitive
tornareto return

Present Indicative
io tornoI return
tu torniyou return
lui tornahe returns
lei tornashe returns
noi torniamowe return
voi tornateyou return
loro tornanothey return

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 tornandoI am returning
tu stai tornandoyou are returning
lui sta tornandohe is returning
lei sta tornandoshe is returning
noi stiamo tornandowe are returning
voi state tornandoyou are returning
loro stanno tornandothey are returning

Imperfect Indicative
io tornavoI was returning
tu tornaviyou were returning
lui tornavahe was returning
lei tornavashe was returning
noi tornavamowe were returning
voi tornavateyou were returning
loro tornavanothey were returning

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 tornaiI returned
tu tornastiyou returned
lui tornòhe returned
lei tornòshe returned
noi tornammowe returned
voi tornasteyou returned
loro tornaronothey returned

Past / Passato prossimo
io sono tornatoI returned
tu sei tornatoyou returned
lui è tornatohe returned
lei è tornatashe returned
noi siamo tornatiwe returned
voi siete tornatiyou returned
loro sono tornatithey returned
loro sono tornatethey returned

Pluperfect / Trapassato prossimo
io ero tornatoI had returned
tu eri tornatoyou had returned
lui era tornatohe had returned
lei era tornatashe had returned
noi eravamo tornatiwe had returned
voi eravate tornatiyou had returned
loro erano tornatithey had returned
loro erano tornatethey had returned

Future Indicative
io torneròI will return
tu torneraiyou will return
lui torneràhe will return
lei torneràshe will return
noi torneremowe will return
voi tornereteyou will return
loro tornerannothey will return

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 tornatoI will have returned
tu sarai tornatoyou will have returned
lui sarà tornatohe will have returned
lei sarà tornatashe will have returned
noi saremo tornatiwe will have returned
voi sarete tornatiyou will have returned
loro saranno tornatithey will have returned
loro saranno tornatethey will have returned

Conditional
io tornereiI would return
tu tornerestiyou would return
lui tornerebbehe would return
lei tornerebbeshe would return
noi torneremmowe would return
voi torneresteyou would return
loro tornerebberothey would return

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 tornatoI would have returned
tu saresti tornatoyou would have returned
lui sarebbe tornatohe would have returned
lei sarebbe tornatashe would have returned
noi saremmo tornatiwe would have returned
voi sareste tornatiyou would have returned
loro sarebbero tornatithey would have returned
loro sarebbero tornatethey would have returned

Present Subjunctive
(... che) io torni(... that) I return
(... che) tu torni(... that) you return
(... che) lui torni(... that) he returns
(... che) lei torni(... that) she returns
(... che) noi torniamo(... that) we return
(... che) voi torniate(... that) you return
(... che) loro tornino(... that) they return

Imperfect Subjunctive
(... che) je tornassi(... that) I was returning
(... che) tu tornassi(... that) you were returning
(... che) il tornasse(... that) he was returning
(... che) elle tornasse(... that) she was returning
(... che) nous tornassimo(... that) we were returning
(... che) vous tornaste(... that) you were returning
(... che) ils tornassero(... that) they were returning
(... che) elles tornassero(... that) they were returning

Imperative
torna Return
torniamoLet's return
tornate Return

Present Participle
tornante returning

Past Participle
tornato returned


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