Italian Verb Conjugations: 'Morire' (to Die)

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The Italian verb morire means to die, fade, come to an end, or vanish. It is an irregular third-conjugation verb. Morire is an intransitive verb, meaning it does not take a direct object.

Conjugating "Morire"

The table gives the pronoun for each conjugation—io (I), tu (you), lui, lei (he, she), noi (we), voi (you plural), and loro (their). The tenses and moods are given in Italian—presente (present),  passato prossimo (present perfect), imperfetto (imperfect), trapassato prossimo (past perfect), passato remoto (remote past), trapassato remoto (preterite perfect), futuro semplice (simple future), and futuro anteriore (future perfect)first for the indicative, followed by the subjunctive, conditional, infinitive, participle, and gerund forms.

INDICATIVE/INDICATIVO

Presente
iomuoio
tumuori
lui, lei, Leimuore
noimoriamo
voimorete
loro, Loromuorono

 

Imperfetto
iomorevo
tumorevi
lui, lei, Leimoreva
noimorevamo
voimorevate
loro, Loromorevano

 

Passato remoto
iomorii
tumoristi
lui, lei, Leimori
noimorimmo
voimoriste
loro, Loromorino

 

Futuro semplice
iomor(i)rò
tumor(i)rai
lui, lei, Leimor(i)rà
noimor(i)remo
voimor(i)rete
loro, Loromor(i)ranno
Passato prossimo
iosono morto/a
tusei morto/a
lui, lei, Leiè morto/a
noisiamo morti/e
voisiete morti/e
loro, Lorosono morti/e

 

Trapassato prossimo
ioero morto/a
tueri morto/a
lui, lei, Leiera morto/a
noieravamo morti/e
voieravate morti/e
loro, Loroerano morti/e

 

Trapassato remoto
iofui morto/a
tufosti morto/a
lui, lei, Leifu morto/a
noifummo morti/e
voifoste morti/e
loro, Lorofurono morti/e

 

Future anteriore
iosarò morto/a
tusarai morto/a
lui, lei, Leisarà morto/a
noisaremo morti/e
voisarete morti/e
loro, Lorosaranno morti/e

SUBJUNCTIVE/CONGIUNTIVO

Presente
iomuoia
tumuoia
lui, lei, Leimuoia
noimoriamo
voimoriate
loro, Loromuoiano

 

Imperfetto
iomorissi
tumorissi
lui, lei, Leimorisse
noimorissimo
voimoriste
loro, Loromorissero
Passato
iosia morto/a
tusia morto/a
lui, lei, Leisia morto/a
noisiamo morti/e
voisiate morti/e
loro, Lorosiano morti/e

 

Trapassato
iofossi morto/a
tufossi morto/a
lui, lei, Leifosse morto/a
noifossimo morti/e
voifoste morti/e
loro, Lorofossero morti/e

CONDITIONAL/CONDIZIONALE

Presente
iomor(i)rei
tumor(i)resti
lui, lei, Leimor(i)rebbe
noimor(i)remmo
voimor(i)reste
loro, Loromor(i)rebbero
Passato
iosarei morto/a
tusaresti morto/a
lui, lei, Leisarebbe morto/a
noisaremmo morti/e
voisareste morti/e
loro, Lorosarebbero morti/e

IMPERATIVE/IMPERATIVO

Presente
muori
muoia
moriamo
morite
muoiano

INFINITIVE/INFINITO

Presente
morire
Passato
essere morto

PARTICIPLE/PARTICIPIO

Presente
morente
Passato
morto

GERUND/GERUNDIO

Presente
morendo
Passato
essendo morto

"Voglio Morire!" Suicide in Italian Literature

Suicide was a widespread theme in 19th-century Italian literature. A book titled "Voglio Morire! Suicide in Italian Literature, Culture, and Society 1789-1919" provides the details about this dark theme. Voglio morire! literally transelates as "I want to die, and the publisher's description notes that suicide was a popular topic with Italian writers from the time of the French Revolution until the outbreak of World War II:

"A number of writers, intellectuals, politicians, and artists wrote about suicide, and a very high number of people killed themselves. ... In Italy, once a very traditional, Catholic country, where suicide was very uncommon and rarely treated as a subject of moral theology or literature, it suddenly became extremely widespread."

Such Italian writers as Ugo Foscolo, Emilio Salgari, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Giacomo Leopardi, and Carlo Michelstaedter thoroughly examined the verb morire, and the idea it represented, in their varied works.

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