Italian Language Game: Essere - Present Tense



Italian Language Game: essere (to be) - present tense.
Level: Beginner (A1)
Time to Play:
4 minutes

Play this easy Italian language game and practice the present-tense forms of the irregular verb "essere" online.
Then, with Word Invaders, put together an easy sentence with each.
(Image Credit: Manarola, Italy. Jack Ward on Unsplash)
Note that in Italian the pronoun is often dropped, except for emphasis or clarity.
But, in any case, with or without a pronoun, you always have to use the correct verb form.

Note also:
"you are" formal (singular): Lei è
"you are" formal (plural): Loro sono

Essere - to be

  • io sono - I am
  • tu sei - you are (familiar)
  • lui, lei è - he, she is
  • noi siamo - we are
  • voi siete - you-all are
  • loro sono - they are

Vocabulary

  • qui - here
  • a casa - at home
  • contento - glad (m.)
  • stanco - tired (m.)

Always say the words out loud as you play the game. It's the best way to learn their pronunciation.
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Posted 17:25PM on November 23 2021 by Ulrike Rettig
Categories: Italian | Tags: Essere, Essere present tense, Game, Italian, Quick italian language