Beginner Course - Verbs

5. Il verbo SAPERE - to know


The verb SAPERE, to know, has an interesting history that can help us remember how to use and spell the words that come from it. Its original meaning in Latin was to taste or smell like, and we still use it with this meaning in Italian!

SAPERE is irregular, so we'll learn how to conjugate it in the most used Italian tenses: PRESENTE, FUTURO SEMPLICE, PASSATO PROSSIMO, IMPERFETTO, CONGIUNTIVO PRESENTE, CONDIZIONALE PRESENTE.

Finally, we'll list some idiomatic expressions with SAPERE.

Verbs - DIRE

In this lesson:

  • History: Latin verbs
  • SAPERE or CONOSCERE?
  • How to conjugate SAPERE
  • Idiomatic expressions

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