The present subjunctive of regular -are and -ere verbs.

This is how regular -are and -ere verbs look in the present subjunctive:

Io parli
Tu parli
Lui/lei parli
Noi parliamo
Voi parliate
Loro parlino
Io viva
Tu viva
Lui/lei viva
Noi viviamo
Voi viviate
Loro vivano

Occorre che io parli con il capo domani. 

I have to speak to my boss tomorrow (literally: it is necessary that I speak with my boss tomorrow).

Credo che ormai lei viva all’estero. 

I think that she lives abroad now.


  • The I, you, and he/she form of the verb look the same. We often use the pronoun (io, tu, lui/lei) with the subjunctive to avoid confusion.

Preferirei che tu dorma qui stasera. 

I'd prefer that you sleep here tonight.

  • The noi form looks the same as it does in the indicative ("normal" present tense).

Lavoriamo su un bellissimo progetto. 

We're working on a wonderful project.

Preferisco che lavoriamo domani al progetto.

I'd prefer that we work on the project tomorrow.

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