Essere is an Italian irregular verb meaning to be. Essere appears on the 100 Most Used Italian Verbs Poster as the #1 most used irregular verb.
Essere Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Essere Passato Prossimo
The passato prossimo of Essere is formed by combining the auxiliary verb essere with the past participle stato.
The gerundio of Essere is essendo.
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In Italian, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in are, ere, and ire.
Italian Conjugation Chart
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