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The present tense of the verb "essere" "to be"

At this point let's learn the present tense of the verb "essere" "to be"

Io sono _I am

Tu sei /Lei è _You are

Egli è _He is

Ella è _She is

Esso é _It is

Noi siamo _We are

Voi siete _You are

Essi sono _They are

Drops of grammar

In Italian the second person singular is constituted by two forms: "Tu" and "Lei".

You say "Tu" to:
  • a member of the family,

  • a friend,

  • a young person

  • a kid.

You say "Lei" to:
a person that you don't know well (acquaintance) or someone older than you.

For now that's all, see you at the next little lesson.

4 commenti:

fjohn ha detto...

This is helpful, specially for Italian learners. Thanks

grassosalvato86 ha detto...

Fjohn, thank you for dropping by!

Anonimo ha detto...

Спасибо из России. Thank you from Russia.
We are ready to continue...

grassosalvato86 ha detto...

Ciao, I'm happy that I've got readers from Russia as well!