Daily Verb Lesson: Italian for dry is seccare

The Italian verb for dry is the irregular -ARE verb seccare.
... imagine it takes a SEC to dry the CAR!
Seccare can also mean: to scorch, to dry out, to wither, to wizen; to harden.

Related words include:
  - seccarsi (vr) : to get dry, to dry up; (fig.) to get annoyed.
  - la secchezza (nf) : dryness; thinness, gauntness.
  - la seccha / in secca (nf) : dryness / dried-up, dry.
  - secchato (al sol) (adj/pp) : (sun) dried, dried-up; (fig) annoyed, peeved.
These verbs add an h after c and before e and i so as to maintain the hard 'k' sound. Verbs conjugated in this way also include : cascare, placare, fiaccare, placcare, imbarcare, sbancare, sboscare, locare, seccare, spaccare, sprecare, toccare.

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           to dry : seccare
Imagine it takes a SEC to dry the CAR!
seccare - VERB CONJUGATION TABLE - to dry
Simple Tenses seccare  Present Participle: seccante

secco secchi secca secchiamo seccate seccano
Past Imperfect
seccavo seccavi seccava seccavamo seccavate seccavano
Simple Past
Passato remoto

seccai seccasti seccò seccammo seccaste seccarono
Futuro semplice

will dry
seccherò seccherai seccherà seccheremo seccherete seccheranno

would dry
seccherei seccheresti seccherebbe seccheremmo secchereste seccherebbero
Congiuntivo Presente

may dry
secchi secchi secchi secchiamo secchiate secchino
Compound Tenses seccare  Past Participle: seccato
Present Perfect
Passato Prossimo

have dried
ho seccato hai seccato ha seccato abbiamo seccato avete seccato hanno seccato
Past Perfect
Trapassato Prossimo

had dried
avevo seccato avevi seccato aveva seccato avevamo seccato avevate seccato avevano seccato
Future Perfect
Futuro Anteriore

will have dried
avrò subseccato avrai seccato avrà seccato avremo seccato avrete seccato avranno seccato
Conditional Perfect
Condizionale Passato

would have dried
avrei seccato avresti seccato avrebbe seccato avremmo seccato avreste seccato avrebbero seccato
Perfect Subjunctive
Congiuntivo Passato

may have dried
abbia seccato abbia seccato abbia seccato abbiamo seccato abbiate seccato abbiano seccato

non seccare!
(non) secchi! (non) secchiamo! (non) seccate! (non) secchino!
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