The gerundio (“-ing” form equivalent) forms of irregular verbs

Reminder: we use the gerundio ( “-ing” form equivalent) to talk about actions that are currently taking place.

Magda sta parlando con Anna.

Magda is talking to Anna.

Some irregular verbs take different consonants in the gerundio. These are the main ones:

  • fare (to do, to make) → facendo (doing, making)
  • dire (to say) dicendo (saying)
  • bere (to drink) → bevendo (drinking)
  • porre (to put) → ponendo (putting)
  • condurre (to drive) → conducendo (driving)
  • introdurre (to introduce) → introducendo (introducing)
  • tradurre (to translate) → traducendo (translating)

Stai facendo un ottimo lavoro!

You're doing an excellent job!

Luca sta bevendo un succo di frutta. 

Luca is drinking a fruit juice.

Cosa stai dicendo? 

What are you saying

The gerundio forms of other verbs derived from the verbs above follow the same pattern: rifare (to redo) rifacendo (redoing); contraddire (to contradict) contraddicendo (contradicting); esporre (to exhibit) esponendo (exhibiting), etc.

Ti stai contraddicendo da solo. 

You're contradicting yourself.

Still facing difficulties with 'The gerundio (“-ing” form equivalent) forms of irregular verbs'? Enhance your grammar and learn Italian through our online Italian lessons.
Start with a free test and improve today!

What our users say:



I enjoy doing my online Italian lessons. Only ten minutes daily are enough...Thank you!



I love your innovative method which allows me to learn a new language and have fun at the same time!



Your method is unique! Your courses have helped me to progress and gain confidence during my travels.



Gymglish has allowed me to improve my Italian. A daily routine I wouldn't miss for anything in the world!

More testimonials.

Improve your Italian further and test Saga Baldoria, online Italian course.