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Gli Imperativi. Giving commands in Italian. What is an Imperative?. Imperatives are commands or pleas to do something. Some examples in English would be: Look! Stop! Let’s go!. Imperatives in Italian.

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gli imperativi

Gli Imperativi

Giving commands in Italian

what is an imperative
What is an Imperative?
  • Imperatives are commands or pleas to do something.
  • Some examples in English would be:
  • Look!
  • Stop!
  • Let’s go!
imperatives in italian
Imperatives in Italian
  • Commands in Italian can only be given in the tu, noi, voi, Lei and Loroforms.
  • Affirmative commands are those where you are telling someone to do something.
  • The following are command forms for ARE verbs:
  • tunoivoi
  • Guarda!*Guardiamo! Guardate!
  • *Tu command forms of Regular ARE verbs changes the last letter to an ‘a’.
imperatives in italian1
Imperatives in Italian
  • The following are command forms for ERE verbs:
  • tunoivoi
  • Prendi! Prendiamo! Prendete!
  • The following are command forms for IRE verbs:
  • tunoivoi
  • Finisci! Finiamo! Finite!
negative imperatives
Negative Imperatives
  • The following are negative command forms for regular ARE verbs:
  • tunoivoi
  • Non guardate!* Non guardiamo! Non guardate!
  • *When forming a negative command in the “tu” form with a regular ARE , ERE or IRE verb, use non + the inifinitive.
negative imperatives1
Negative Imperatives
  • The following are negative command forms for regular ERE verbs:
  • tunoivoi
  • Non prendere! Non prendiamo! Non prendete!
  • The following are negative command forms for regular IRE verbs:
  • tunoivoi
  • Non finire! Non finiamo! Non finite!
commands with reflexive verbs
Commands with Reflexive Verbs
  • When a reflexive verb is used in a command form, the reflexive pronoun is attached to the end of the conjugated verb.
  • For example:
  • tuvoi
  • Svegliati! Sbrigatevi!
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