Most Common -IRE Verbs in Italian

There are two types of “-ire” verbs in Italian.

Some, like “dormire” (to sleep), are considered regular and follow the conjugation pattern seen in the first chart. Others, such as “capire” (to understand), are considered “irregular” and follow the conjugation pattern in the second chart.

Both types have the same endings. However, verbs like “capire” add “-isc-” in all forms except when using “noi” and “voi.” In the third chart, you will find a list of verbs that end in “ire.” This list is divided into two main groups: verbs that follow an irregular conjugation pattern and verbs that follow a regular conjugation pattern.

Present Tense of ‘dormire‘ (regular verb) 

IodormoI sleep or I’m sleeping
TudormiYou sleep (singular, informal) or you’re sleeping
Lui/LeidormeHe/She sleeps or she/he’s sleeping
NoidormiamoWe sleep or we’re sleeping
VoidormiteYou all sleep or you all are sleeping
LorodormonoThey sleep or they’re sleeping
conjugation of “ire verbs” with the present tense (3rd group)

Present Tense of ‘capire‘ (irregular verb) 

Iocap-ISCoI understand or I’m understanding
Tucap-ISC-iYou understand or you’re understanding
Lui/Leicap-ISC-eHe/she understands or he/she’s understanding
NoicapiamoWe understand or we’re understanding
VoicapiteYou all understand or you’ll are understanding
Lorocap-ISC-onoThey understand or they’re understanding
conjugation of irregular “ire verbs” with the present tense (3rd group)

List of the most common ‘-IRE’ verbs in Italian

dormireto sleepregular verb
preferireto preferirregular verb
coprireto coverregular verb
restituireto return somethingirregular verb
finireto finishirregular verb
capireto understandirregular verb
seguireto followregular verb
aprireto openregular verb
dimagrireto lose weightirregular verb
spedireto shipirregular verb
scoprireto find outregular verb
offrireto offerregular verb
pulireto cleanirregular verb
partireto leave forregular verb
sentireto hearregular verb
most common “ere” verbs, in Italian (3rd group verbs)

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