Italian Present Continuous

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:

sto

stai

sta

stiamo

state

stanno

 

The gerund in Italian is formed in the following way:

INFINITIVE           GERUND

     mangiare               mangiando

                                                          scrivere                  scrivendo

finire                       finendo

 

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.

 

If you have any questions/queries then let me know!

Ciao!

 

 

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *