A verb is a part of speech that usually denotes action (bring, read), occurrence (to decompose (itself), to glitter), or a state of being (exist, live, soak, stand).
Depending on the language, a verb may vary in form according to many factors, possibly including its tense, aspect, mood and voice. It may also agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments (what we usually call subject, object, etc.). Examples:
In Italian language, most verbs end in a common pattern, such as -are, -ere, and -ire. These are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd conjugations respectively. This classification method is very similar to spanish conjugation, where the pattern is -ar, -er and -ir for the three conjugations. Here some Italian conjugation examples:
|parlare||to speak||scrivere||to write|
|cantare||to sing||vedere||to see|
|lavorare||to work||vendere||to sell|
|amare||to love||vivere||to live|
|aprire||to open||costruire||to build|
|servire||to serve||sparire||to disappear|
|dormire||to sleep||finire||to finish|
|partire||to leave||colpire||to hit|
The features of the verbs are:
(*) There are few verbs of the -ire conjugation in Italian that have different suffix.