Italian Commands

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Commands in Italian

-are -ere -ire
tu form (singular familiar) -a -i -i / -isci
Lei form (singular polite) -i -a -a / -isca
voi form (plural polite) -ate -ete -ite
noi form (Let's ...) -iamo -iamo -iamo

To make a command negative, add non before the command, except for the tu (singular familiar) commands, when you use non and the infinitive.

  tu form Lei form voi form
Answer! Rispondi! Risponda! Rispondete!
Don't answer! Non rispondere! Non risponda! Non rispondete!
Irregular Commands
andare - to go venire - to come fare - to do dare - to give dire - to say / tell essere - to be avere - to have stare -to be / stay
sing. fam. va' vieni fa' da' di' sii abbi sta'
sing. pol. vada venga faccia dia dica sia abbia stia
plural andate venite fate date dite siate abbiate state
Let's andiamo veniamo facciamo diamo diciamo siamo abbiamo stiamo
The words avanti, dai and su can accompany commands to give emphasis, similar to come on! in English. If pure is used with a command, it softens the intensity.

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