Italian Subjunctive Quiz Posted by Serena on Jun 21, 2017 in Grammar
To round off our series on the congiuntivo here’s a quiz. Don’t get disheartened, the Italian subjunctive is very difficult. In fact, many Italians don’t even know how to use it!
Each section below corresponds to one of our 5 blogs on the subjunctive. Clicking on the section title will take you to the appropriate post. At the beginning of each of the sentences is a verb (e.g. Verb = telefonare:). This is the verb that you need to put into its appropriate subjunctive tense in order to complete the Italian phrase.
Verb = telefonare: Lucia vuole che le ____ dopo le cinque = Lucia wants you to phone her after five o’clock
Verb = finire: Speriamo che la festa ____ presto = Let’s hope the party will finish early
Verb = servirsi:____ pure, Signor Rossi = Help yourself, Mr. Rossi
Verb = riuscire: E’ difficile che Mario e Giovanna ____ ad arrivare in tempo = it’s unlikely that Mario and Giovanna will manage to get here in time
Verb = fare: Speriamo che non ____ troppo caldo al mare = Let’s hope it won’t be too hot at the seaside
Verb = dire: Bisogna che tu mi ____ a che ora arriverai = You need to tell me at what time you’ll arrive
Verb = essere: Dobbiamo affrettarci affinché ____ tutto pronto per domani mattina = We have to hurry in order to get everything ready for tomorrow morning
Verb = ricordarsi: Spero che Mario _______ di comprare il pane = I hope Mario remembered to buy the bread
Verb = piacere: Pensi che a Lucia _______ il regalo? = Do you think Lucia liked the present?
Verb = cominciare: Dubito che ____ già ____ a mangiare = I doubt that they’ve already started eating
Verb = piovere: Sembra che qui non ______ affatto = It seems that it hasn’t rained here at all
Verb = cadere: E’ probabile che le chiavi ______ dalla borse mentre pagavi = It’s likely that the keys fell out of the bag while you were paying
Verb = andare: Sebbene io ______ a letto tardi, mi sono svegliata presto = Even though I went to bed late, I woke up early
Verb = aiutare: Speravo che Giulia mi ____ a preparare la cena = I was hoping that Giulia would help me to prepare dinner
Verb = andare: Credevamo che Mario ____ in Grecia per le vacanze = We thought that Mario was going to Greece for his holidays
Verb = girare: Bastava che ____ l’angolo e avreste trovato una gelateria = You (plural) only needed to turn the corner and you would have found an ice-cream parlour
Verb = rinunciare: Non era giusto che Maria ____ alla sua solita passeggiata domenicale = It was unfair that Maria had to give up her usual Sunday walk
Verb = piovere: Abbiamo continuato a camminare benché ____ = We carried on walking even though it was raining
Verb = avere: Se ____ un milione di euro mi comprerei una casa al mare = If I had a million Euro I’d buy a house at the seaside
Verb = partire: Pensavamo che tu ____ già ____ = We thought that you’d already left
Verb = dimenticarsi: Temevo che Mario ______ di comprare il pane = I was afraid that Mario had forgotten to buy the bread
Verb = andare: Sembrava che tutto______ secondo il piano = It seemed that everything had gone according to plan
Verb = avere: Era inverosimile che Mario______ un’idea così originale! = It was extremely unlikely that Mario had had such an original idea!
Verb = esserci: Ti avrei telefonato solo nel caso che ______ un cambio di programma = I would have only called you in case there had been a change of plan
Verb = lasciare: Se ______ la macchina lì adesso sarebbe all’ombra = If we had left the car there it would be in shade now
We’ll publish the solutions on Friday. Buon divertimento!
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