Presentation on theme: "Giving commands in Italian"— Presentation transcript:
1 Giving commands in Italian Gli ImperativiGiving commands in Italian
2 What is an Imperative?Imperatives are commands or pleas to do something. Some examples in English would be: Look! Stop! Let’s go!
3 Imperatives in Italian Commands in Italian can only be given in the tu, noi, voi, Lei and Loro forms. Affirmative commands are those where you are telling someone to do something. The following are command forms for ARE verbs: tu noi voi Guarda!* Guardiamo! Guardate! *Tu command forms of Regular ARE verbs changes the last letter to an ‘a’.
4 Imperatives in Italian The following are command forms for ERE verbs: tu noi voi Prendi! Prendiamo! Prendete! The following are command forms for IRE verbs: Finisci! Finiamo! Finite!
5 Negative ImperativesThe following are negative command forms for regular ARE verbs: tu noi Non guardare!* Non guardiamo! Voi Non guardate! *When forming a negative command in the “tu” form with a regular ARE , ERE or IRE verb, use non + the inifinitive.
6 Negative ImperativesThe following are negative command forms for regular ERE verbs: tu noi Non prendere! Non prendiamo! voi Non prendete! The following are negative command forms for regular IRE verbs: Non finire! Non finiamo! Voi Non finite!
7 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: tu voi Svegliati! Sbrigatevi!