Second- and third- conjugation regular verbs
Second-conjugation regular verbs have infinitives ending in —ere. The present tense endings of these verbs are –o, –i, –e, –iamo, –ete, –ono; they are attached to the stem of the infinitive.
vendere (to sell); stem: vend–
As in the case of first-conjugation verbs, each present-tense form has three possible translations: vendo may be translated by “I sell,” “I am selling,” or “I do sell,” depending on the context.
Third-conjugation regular verbs have infinitives ending in —ire. The present tense endings of many of these verbs are –o, –i,-e, –iamo, –ite, –ono; they are attached to the stem of the infinitive.
sentire (to hear; to listen; to feel [either physically or emotionally]); stem: sent–
Again, each present-tense form has three possible translations: sento may mean “I hear” (or “I feel”), “I am hearing,” or “I do hear,” depending on the context.
The following are some fairly common second- and third-conjugation regular verbs:
dormire to sleep *spendere to spend
partire to leave *vedere to see
*prendere to take *vivere to live
ricevere to receive
*These verbs are irregular in some tenses, but behave like second-conjugation regular verbs in the present tense.