Irregular Italian verbs ending in “-isc” present a unique challenge for learners. These verbs modify their stem or root in the present tense, deviating from the regular conjugation patterns. This irregularity affects pronunciation and spelling.

Two Main Takeaways

  • Irregular Italian verbs that belong to the “-isc” category add the letters “-isc” in the first, second, third persons singular and in the third person plural in the present indicative.
  • Common verbs that belong to this category are “finire”, “capire”, “chiarire”, “agire”, “approfondire”, and “arricchire”.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #77: Twenty Common Irregular Italian Verbs.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #103: Irregular Verbs Ending in “-Iare”.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Irregular Past Participles Learning Map, a guide summarizing the most common irregular past participles in Italian.

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