The present tense: regular verbs ending in -are and -ere

There are three types of verbs in Italian, namely those ending in -are (amare: to love, cantare: to sing, etc.), those ending in -ere (chiudere: to close, temere: to fear, etc.) and those ending in -ire (partire: to leave, dormire: to sleep, etc.). 

Let's look at -are and -ere verbs:

Io parlo
Tu parli
Lui/lei parla
Noi parliamo
Voi parlate
Loro parlano
Io vivo
Tu vivi
Lui/lei vive
Noi viviamo
Voi vivete
Loro vivono

Anna lavora a Milano.

Anna works in Milan.

Quando studiamo le coniugazioni ci annoiamo.

When we study conjugations we get bored.

Some of the most common -are verbs are amare (to love), arrivare (to arrive), ascoltare (to listen), aspettare (to wait), guardare (to look at), lavorare (to work), mangiare (to eat), parlare (to speak), pensare (to think), studiare (to study) and trovare (to find).

Some of the most common -ere verbs are chiedere (to ask), chiudere (to close), leggere (to read), mettere (to put), prendere (to take), ridere (to laugh), rispondere (to answer), scrivere (to write), vedere (to see), vendere (to sell) and vivere (to live).

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