Italian Present Continuous
Posted On June 13, 2018
The present continuous is used to talk about what is happening at the moment. It is only used in this circumstance, and not to talk about things that are continuing, but not happening at this very minute.
The present continuous is relatively simple to conjugate. It is made using the present tense of stare and the gerund of the verb.
The present tense of stare:
The gerund in Italian is formed in the following way:
A few example sentences:
Sto cercando il mio passaporto I’m looking for my passport.
Sta scrivendo una lettera alla sua mamma He is writing a letter to his mum.
I bambini stanno guardando la televisione The children are watching the TV.
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