The imperative of dire

The verb dire (to say, to tell) is irregular in the imperative.

Dire
(tu) di'/dì
(lei) dica
(noi) diciamo
(voi) dite
(loro) dicano

Di' a tua sorella di scendere per favore!

Tell your sister to please come downstairs!

Dite ai vostri amici di prendere l'auto!

Tell your friends to take the car!

Verbs that are formed from dire (to say, to tell), like benedire (to bless), maledire (to curse), predire (to predict) and contraddire (to contradict), follow the same conjugation pattern as dire. Note: for the verb ribadire (to reiterate), -isc- needs to be inserted in the tu (you), lui/lei/Lei (he/she/formal “you”) and loro (they) forms.

Predire
(tu) predici
(lei) predica
(noi) prediciamo
(voi) predite
(loro) predicano
Contraddire
(tu) contraddici
(lei) contraddica
(noi) contraddiciamo
(voi) contraddite
(loro) contraddicano
Ribadire
(tu) ribadisci
(lei) ribadisca
(noi) ribadiamo
(voi) ribadite
(loro) ribadiscano

Benedici questa casa. 

Bless this house.

Ribadisci il concetto, perché non è chiaro.

Spell out the concept again, because it isn't clear.


Still facing difficulties with 'The imperative of dire'? Improve your Italian with Gymglish - try our Italian lessons for free now and receive a free level assessment!

What our users say:

Pleasure

         

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

Innovative

         

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

Unique

         

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

Progress

         

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 lessons.