Italian imperative

Italian imperative
Italian imperative

Using Italian imperative

If you want to give orders, then Italian imperative is the mood you are looking for.

Before I explain to you the rule of Italian imperative, read the recipe I wrote up some time ago. Imperative is precisely the tense used there.

How do we form Italian imperative?

In Italian we have two types of imperative – formal imperative and informal imperative.

 

 

1. Italian formal imperative

Italian formal imperative is used in formal contexts – when you do not know the person you are speaking to, or when the person is older.

It is formed in the following way:

 

Parlare

(to talk)

Credere

(to believe)

Partire

(to leave)

Avere

(to have)

Essere

(to be)

(Lei) Parl-i Cred-a Part-a Abbia Sia

 

2. Italian informal imperative

Italian formal imperative is used in informal contexts, that is to say, when we are speaking to a friend or to a young person.

You make it in the following way:

 

Parlare

(to talk)

Credere

(to believe)

Partire

(to leave)

Avere

(to have)

Essere

(to be)

Tu Parl-a Cred-i Part-i Abbi Sii
Voi Parl-ate Cred-ete Part-ite Abbiate Siate

 

Now practise imperative in Italian with the following exercises. Enjoy!

Italian imperative_1

 

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Italian imperative

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