Fancy doing a little retail therapy in the boutiques down Via Monte Napoleone in Milan? Or maybe you'd prefer to learn what is called the "first conjugation" — the pattern for Italian verbs ending in the letters “-are”?
You don't have to choose! In this lesson you'll learn how shopping and grammar go hand in hand, as you learn the Italian verb comprare — "to buy".
Here's how comprare changes according to who has the credit card. I've underlined the part that has changed.
You can treat most "-are" verbs (a.k.a "first conjugation" verbs) the same way. The trick is just to whack off the "-are" and replace it with the endings you've just learned above.
Here's the beautiful thing: Once you've mastered one "-are" verb, you've mastered them all. Here are some others you can now conjugate using the same rules: