Verbs at a Glance
Effective use of verbs greatly enhances your communication skills. The following tables offer an overview of Italian verb conjugations, both regular and irregular, some of which have been presented throughout the book. If nothing else, verb tables can also serve as an effective sleeping aid during le ore piccole (the wee hours). Sogni d’oro!
After you have mastered the following regular verbs, you will be ready to use all of the tenses. Consult 501 Italian Verbs (Barron’s, 1992) or a similar text for a more comprehensive list.
Essere (to be), Avere (to have)
The irregular verbs essere and avere are ...