Il presente progressivo descrive un’azione che accade mentre la persona parla:

Sto scrivendo un’email (adesso)

Sara sta parlando con un amico (in questo momento)

Voi state leggendo un articolo (ora)

Il presente progressivo in italiano si forma con:

presente del verbo stare +  gerundio presente

sto ascoltando / prendendo / dormendo

stai ascoltando / prendendo / dormendo

sta ascoltando / prendendo / dormendo

stiamo ascoltando / prendendo / dormendo

state ascoltando / prendendo / dormendo

stanno ascoltando / prendendo / dormendo

Come si forma il gerundio presente?

Verbi -ARE > -ANDO ascoltare > ascoltando

Verbi -ERE > -ENDO prendere > prendendo

Verbi -IRE > -ENDO  dormire > dormendo

Alcuni verbi irregolari formano il gerundio dalla radice del presente indicativo:

FARE > fac-endo

BERE > bev-endo

DIRE > dic-endo

TRADURRE > traduc-endo

Osserva la differenza con il tempo presente indicativo:

Presente indicativo > descrive un’azione abituale
Aspetto l’autobus per andare al lavoro (di solito, ogni giorno, abitualmente, normalmente)

Presente progressivo > descrive un’azione in svolgimento
Sto aspettando la mia amica per andare al mercato (in questo momento, ora, adesso)

Teacher Silvia

about me

I live in a town near Rome, the city that I love for its special atmosphere and its unique soul. I lived in another fantastic city, London, for five years and it was an incredibly enriching experience that I will never forget. I have in-depth experience teaching Italian as a Second and Foreign Language both in person and online. I graduated from La Sapienza University in Rome with degrees in Italian Language and Literature and I recived the DITALS Certification in Teaching Italian as a Second and Foreign Language from the University of Siena. I have taught Italian as a Second Language since 2003 in various contexts: intensive standard Italian courses, individual tcourses, CELI and CILS exam preparation courses, business courses and online courses via live video calls. I have extensive experience in teaching adults of different ages, backgrounds and levels of competence. I’m passionate about my work because I love my native language and I also love the fact that people find Italian and Italy so interesting and beautiful. I think learning a foreign language is an exciting and challenging way to travel across a culture while enjoying yourself along the way.

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