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  11.1 formation of the condizionale

Concerning the forming of the condizionale a distinction is to be made between the verbs ending on -are, -ere at on side and the verbs ending on -ire on the other side. Besides that it follows the already well-known pattern. The endings of the infinitive are omitted and what is left is the radical and to the radical the corresponding endings were added. One could believe that the right form is comprarei (wrong!!) but the right form is comprerei. Special attention is therefore to be paid to the fact that with the verbs ending on -are the a become an e.

  Condizionale I of the verbs ending on -are and -ere
comprare to buy compr erei
abitare to live abit
collaborare to collaborate collabor
mangiare to eat mang(i)
chiamare to call chiam
vendere to sell vend
cuocere to cook cuoc
sedere to sit sed
prendere to take prend
mettere to put mett
  Condizionale I of the verbs ending on -ire
partire to leave part irei
apparire to appear appr
finire to finish fin


io comprerei ich würde kaufen
tu compreresti du würdest kaufen
lui / lei comprerebbe er / sie würde kaufen
noi compreremmo wir würden kaufen
voi comprereste ihr würdet kaufen
loro comprerebbero sie würden kaufen
io abiterei I would live
tu abiteresti you would live
lui / lei abitereste he / she / it would live
noi abiteremmo we would live
voi abitereste you would live
loro abiterebbero they would ive
io mangerei I would eat
tu mangeresti you would eat
lui / lei mangerebbe he / she / it would eat
noi mangeremmo we would eat
voi mangereste you would eat
loro mangerebbero they would eat
io partirei I would leave
tu partiresti you would leave
lui / lei partirebbe he / she / it would leave
noi partiremmo we would leave
voi partireste you would leave
loro partirebbero they would leave
io chiamerei I would call
tu chiameresti you would call
lui / lei chiamerebbe he / she / it would call
noi chiameremmo we would call
voi chiamereste you would call
loro chiamerebbero they would call
io uscirei I would leave
tu usciresti you would leave
lui / lei uscirebbe he / she / it would leave
noi usciremmo we would leave
voi uscireste you would leave
loro uscirebbero they would leave

We already know that the most irregular verbs are always the most frequent verbs, so we are not surprised that verbs like essere, volere, dovere, etc. are irregular as well in the condizionale.

io sarei I would be
tu saresti you would be
lui / lei sarebbe he / she / it would be
noi saremmo we would be
voi sareste you would be
loro sarebbero they would be
io avrei I would have
tu avresti you would have
lui / lei avrebbe he / she / it would have
noi avremmo we would have
voi avreste you would have
loro avrebbero they would have
io vorrei I would want
tu vorresti you would want
lui / lei vorrebbe he / she / it would want
noi vorremmo we would want
voi vorreste you would want
loro vorrebero they would want
io potrei I could
tu potresti you could
lui / lei potrebbe he / she / it could
noi potremmo we could
voi potreste you could
loro potrebbero they could
io dovrei I should
tu dovresti you should
lui /lei dovrebbe he / she / it should
noi dovremmo we should
voi dovreste you shoud
loro dovrebbero they shoud
io berei I would drink
tu berresti you would drink
lui / lei berrebbe he / she / it would drink
noi berremmo we would drink
voi berreste you would drink
loro berrebbero they would drink

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