essere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin essere, from Latin esse, present active infinitive of sum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛs.se.re/
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  • Hyphenation: ès‧se‧re

Verb[edit]

essere

  1. (auxiliary, used to form composite past tense of many intransitive verbs) to have (done something); to be in the state of having (done something); See Category:Italian verbs taking essere as auxiliary.
  2. (intransitive, indicating existence, identity, location, or a permanent quality) to be
  3. (impersonal, of a duration of time since an event) to have passed

Conjugation[edit]

  • Note: The present participle essente is very rare, and is usually replaced with stante, the present participle of stare. Similarly the past participle essuto has disappeared, with stato, the past participle of stare being used instead. [1]

Noun[edit]

essere m (plural esseri)

  1. being

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Tarantino[edit]

Verb[edit]

essere

  1. (intransitive) to be

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not used as an auxiliary verb.