Simple Guide To “Andare” Verb Conjugation in Italian

Get ready and prepare yourselves: thoroughly exploring the conjugation of “Andare” is a vital milestone on the path to attaining fluency in the Italian language! Our detailed guide includes explanations of each andare conjugation as well as examples of each conjugation.  This fun irregular verb ca be found at position #4 on our 150 most commonly used verbs in Italian list .

The verb “andare” is one of the most common and valuable verbs in the Italian language. It is an irregular verb that means “to go” in English. Andare, as an irregular verb of the second conjugation, deviates from the regular pattern observed in verbs ending in -ARE. 

“Andare” is a versatile verb that is used in many contexts. You can use it for the following instances:

  • To go
  • To travel
  • To function
  • To fit
Nominal Forms
  • Infinitive/Infinito = Andare
  • Gerund/Gerundio = Andando
  • Present Participle/Participio Presente = Andante
  • Past Participle/Participio Passato = Andato




“Andare” Conjugation Indicative / Indicativo

The indicative tense (il modo indicativo) is one of the three grammatical moods used to express different attitudes or purposes in speech. The indicative mood is used to make factual statements, ask questions, and express opinions about actions or events that are considered real or certain.

Present Tense Andare Conjugation / Presente

The present tense is used to describe actions happening in the present or to express general truths or habitual actions.

Io  Vado
Tu  Vai
Lui Va
Noi  Andiamo
Voi  Andate
Loro Vanno


  1. Vado al lavoro tutti i giorni. (I go to work every day.)
  2. Vai sempre in palestra per allenarti. (You always go to the gym to work out.)
  3. Vanno a fare una passeggiata nel parco ogni sera. (They go for a walk in the park every evening.)

Imperfect Tense Andare Conjugation / Imperfetto

Italian imperfect tense is used to describe ongoing, repeated, or habitual actions in the past, as well as to set the stage or provide background information.

Io  Andavo
Tu  Andavi
Lui Andava
Noi  Andavamo
Voi  Andavate
Loro Andavano


  1. Quando ero bambino, andavo spesso al parco giochi. (When I was a child, I used to go to the playground often.)
  2. Ogni mattina, andavo a scuola in autobus con i miei amici. (Every morning, I would go to school by bus with my friends.)
  3. Mio padre andava a fare la spesa al supermercato ogni settimana. (My father would go grocery shopping at the supermarket every week.)

​​Past Simple Tense Andare Conjugation / Passato Remoto

The simple past tense in Italian, often employed to recount past actions or events completed within a particular time frame, isn’t regularly used in casual conversation. Its usage can come across as formal or even literary to many native Italian speakers. The present perfect tense, on the other hand, is frequently used and favored as it is more fitting for everyday communication.

Io  Andai
Tu  Andasti
Lui Andò
Noi  Andammo
Voi  Andaste
Loro Andarono


  1. Durante la guerra, molti giovani andarono a combattere per difendere il loro paese. (During the war, many young people went to fight to defend their country.)
  2. Quando l’incendio scoppiò, la gente andò in panico e cercò di fuggire dall’edificio. (When the fire broke out, people went into a panic and tried to escape from the building.)
  3. Dopo aver ricevuto l’invito al matrimonio del mio amico, andai a comprare un elegante abito e mi preparai per l’occasione. (After receiving the wedding invitation from my friend, I went to buy an elegant dress and prepared myself for the occasion.)

Present Perfect Tense Andare Conjugation / Passato Prossimo

Italian present perfect tense (also known as “Passato Prossimo”) is used to express actions that have occurred in the past but have a connection to the present, emphasizing the result or consequences of those actions.

Io  Sono andato
Tu  Sei andato
Lui È andato
Noi  Siamo andati
Voi  Siete andati
Loro Sono andati


  1. Siamo andati a visitare i nostri parenti in campagna per il fine settimana, dove abbiamo trascorso del tempo in mezzo alla natura. (We went to visit our relatives in the countryside for the weekend, where we spent time in nature.)
  2. Sono andato a Roma per un viaggio di lavoro, dove ho partecipato a una conferenza internazionale. (I went to Rome for a business trip, where I attended an international conference.)
  3. È andato in vacanza la scorsa settimana con la sua famiglia al mare. (He went on vacation last week with his family to the seaside.)

Past Perfect Tense Andare Conjugation / Trapassato Prossimo

In Italian, the trapassato prossimo (also known as “Past Perfect”) is used to convey a past action that is completed and precedes another action in the past. It is formed by combining the imperfetto of the auxiliary verbs “avere” or “essere” with the past participle of the main verb.

Io  Ero andato
Tu  Eri andato
Lui Era andato
Noi  Eravamo andati
Voi  Eravate andati
Loro Erano andati


  1. Eravamo andati a visitare i nostri parenti durante le vacanze di Natale. (We had gone to visit our relatives during the Christmas holidays.)
  2. Erano andati al concerto insieme e si erano emozionati nel vedere la loro band preferita. (They had gone to the concert together and they had been thrilled to see their favorite band perform.)
  3. Eri andato a fare la spesa al supermercato quando ti sei reso conto di aver dimenticato il portafoglio a casa e hai dovuto tornare indietro per prenderlo. (You had gone grocery shopping at the supermarket when you realized you had forgotten your wallet at home, and you had to go back to get it.)

 Preterite Perfect Tense Andare Conjugation / Trapassato Remoto

The trapassato remoto is a tense primarily employed in literature to depict events that occurred shortly before the action described by the passato remoto, which took place a long time ago. It is formed by combining the passato remoto of the auxiliary verbs “avere” or “essere” with the past participle of the main verb.

Io  Fui andato
Tu  Fosti andato
Lui Fu andato
Noi  Fummo andati
Voi  Foste andati
Loro Furono andati

Future Tense Andare Conjugation / Futuro 

The Italian future tense is used to express actions or events that will happen in the future, indicating something that has not yet occurred.

Io  Andrò
Tu  Andrai
Lui Andrà
Noi  Andremo
Voi  Andrete
Loro Andranno


  1. Andrai in vacanza l’anno prossimo e potrai finalmente rilassarti in un luogo paradisiaco, godendo del sole e del mare. (You will go on vacation next year and will finally be able to relax in a heavenly place, enjoying the sun and the sea.)
  2. Andrà a vivere in un’altra città per motivi di lavoro, affrontando nuove sfide e opportunità nella sua carriera. (He will go to live in another city for work reasons, facing new challenges and opportunities in his/her career.)
  3. Andrò al concerto domani sera, e sarò emozionata di poter vedere il mio artista preferito esibirsi dal vivo. (I will go to the concert tomorrow evening, and I will be excited to see my favorite artist perform live.)

Future Perfect Tense Andare Conjugation / Futuro Anteriore

The futuro anteriore tense is utilized to describe an action that will have already been completed prior to another action taking place in the future. It is also utilized to express doubts, and uncertainties.

Io  Sarò andato
Tu  Sarai andato
Lui Sarà andato
Noi  Saremo andati
Voi  Sarete andati
Loro Saranno andati


  1. Saranno andati al museo d’arte dopo che avranno visitato altre attrazioni della città. (They will have gone to the art museum after they have visited other attractions in the city.)
  2. Una volta che sarò andato al supermercato potrò finalmente rilassarmi in casa. (Once I will have gone to the supermarket I will finally be able to relax at home.)
  3. Dopo che sarai andato in messa, sarà ora di pranzo. (After you will have gone to church, it will be lunch time.)

Conditional Andare Conjugation / Condizionale

The conditional tense is used to express hypothetical or speculative actions or events that would happen under certain conditions in the present or future.

Present Tense Andare Conjugation / Presente

Io  Andrei
Tu  Andresti
Lui Andrebbe
Noi  Andremmo
Voi  Andreste
Loro Andrebbero


  1. Se  potessi, andrei in giro per il mondo per scoprire culture diverse e vivere esperienze uniche. (If I could, I would travel around the world to discover different cultures and have unique experiences.)
  2. Andrebbero al cinema se ci fosse un nuovo film interessante in programmazione. (They would go to the movies if there were a new interesting film showing.)
  3. Andrebbe a prendere un gelato se non fosse a dieta. (He/she would go get an ice cream if he/she weren’t on a diet.)

Past Tense Andare Conjugation / Passato

Io  Sarei andato
Tu  Sareste andato
Lui Sarebbe  andato
Noi  Saremmo  andati
Voi  Sareste andati
Loro  Sarebbero andati


  1. Sara sarebbe andata a vivere in una città diversa se avesse avuto l’opportunità di trovare un lavoro interessante là. (Sara would have gone to live in a different city if she had had the opportunity to find an interesting job there.)
  2. Sarei andato al concerto se avessi avuto i biglietti, ma purtroppo erano tutti esauriti. (I would have gone to the concert if I had had the tickets, but unfortunately, they were all sold out.)
  3. Saremmo andati a fare una gita in bicicletta se avessimo avuto le biciclette a disposizione. (We would have gone on a bike ride if we had had bicycles available.)

Subjunctive Tense Andare Conjugation / Congiuntivo

The subjunctive tense (Congiuntivo) is one of the three grammatical moods used to express different attitudes or purposes in speech. The subjunctive mood is used to express doubt, uncertainty, subjectivity, emotion, and hypothetical situations.


Present Tense / Presente

The subjunctive present tense is used to express subjective actions, desires, doubts, recommendations, or possibilities, often introduced by certain triggers such as expressions of doubt, necessity, or influence.

Io  Vada
Tu  Vada
Lui Vada
Noi  Andiamo
Voi  Andiate
Loro Vadano


  1. Spero che io vada a fare una passeggiata in montagna presto, perché ho bisogno di rilassarmi immerso nella natura. (I hope that I go for a walk in the mountains soon because I need to relax surrounded by nature.)
  2. È essenziale che noi andiamo a fare una gita in bicicletta per godere dell’aria aperta e dell’esercizio fisico. (It is essential that we go on a bike ride to enjoy the fresh air and physical exercise.)
  3. È importante che tu vada a comprare un nuovo libro per alimentare la tua passione per la lettura. (It’s important that you go buy a new book to fuel your passion for reading.)

Imperfect Tense/ Imperfetto

This tense is used to express hypothetical or unreal actions, desires, doubts, or recommendations in the past, often introduced by certain triggers such as expressions of doubt, uncertainty, or unreal conditions.

Io  Andassi
Tu  Andassi
Lui Andasse
Noi  Andassimo
Voi  Andaste
Loro Andassero


  1. Se andassi a fare una passeggiata in montagna, vorrei che tu ti unissi a me per godere della bellezza dei paesaggi. (If I were to go for a walk in the mountains, I would want you to join me to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes.)
  2. Se andasse a prendere un gelato, gli consiglierei di assaggiare il gusto al cioccolato fondente, il mio preferito. (If she were to go get an ice cream, I would recommend trying the dark chocolate flavor, my favorite.)
  3. Se  andassero al cinema, sarebbe divertente poter discutere del film insieme e condividere le nostre opinioni. (If they were to go to the movies, it would be fun to discuss the film together and share our opinions

Perfect Tense / Passato

The past tense is used to express hypothetical or unreal actions, desires, doubts, or recommendations in the past.

Io  Sia andato
Tu  Sia andato
Lui Sia andato
Noi  Siamo andati
Voi  Siate andati
Loro Siano andati


  1. I vostri genitori credono che ieri siate andati a casa presto. (Your parents believe that you went home early yesterday.)
  2. siamo andati al museo di arte contemporanea per ammirare le opere degli artisti emergenti e cogliere le ultime tendenze artistiche. (We went to the contemporary art museum to admire the works of emerging artists and grasp the latest artistic trends.)
  3. Sono contento che tu sia andato a trovare i tuoi parenti lontani per trascorrere del tempo con loro. (I am happy that you went to visit your distant relatives to spend time with them.)

 Pluperfect Tense / Trapassato 

This tense is used to express hypothetical or unreal actions, desires, doubts, or recommendations in the past with a connection to a previous past event, indicating actions that would have been completed before that past event.

Io  Fossi andato
Tu  Fossi andato
Lui Fosse andato
Noi  Fossimo andati
Voi  Foste andati
Loro Fossero andate


  1. Speravo che tu fossi andato al cinema con me per vedere il nuovo film. (I was hoping that you had gone to the movies with me to see the new film.)
  2. Avrei voluto che noi fossimo andati tutti insieme a visitare i nostri amici durante le vacanze. (I wish that we had all  gone to visit our friends during the holidays.)
  3. Speravo che tu fossi andato in vacanza al mare per rilassarti. (I was hoping that you had gone on vacation to the seaside to relax.)

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