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Daily Verb Lesson: Italian for look for is cercare

The Italian verb for look for is the irregular -ARE verb cercare.
... imagine looking for game sitting in a CHAIR CARRIED by six men!

Cercare can also mean: to seek, to search, to pursue.
Related words include:
  - cercare di (fare) (v) : to try to (do).
  - cercarsela (v) : to ask for it.
  - il cercapersonne (nm) : beeper, bleeper, pager (lit. person searcher).
  - Chi cerca trove! : He who seeks finds!
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, fiaccare, placare, placcare, imbarcare, sbancare, sboscare, locare, seccare, spaccare, sprecare, toccare.
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           to look for : cercare
Imagine looking for game sitting in a
CHAIR CARRIED by six men!
cercare - VERB CONJUGATION TABLE - to look for
Simple Tenses cercare  Present Participle: cercante

look for
cerco cerchi cerca cerchiamo cercate cercano
Past Imperfect
looked for
cercavo cercavi cercava cercavamo cercavate cercavano
Simple Past
Passato remoto

looked for
cercai cercasti cercò cercammo cercaste cercarono
Futuro semplice

will look for
cercherò cercherai cercherà cercheremo cercherete cercheranno

would look for
cercherei cercheresti cercherebbe cercheremmo cerchereste cercherebbero
Congiuntivo Presente

may look for
cerchi cerchi cerchi cerchiamo cerchiate cerchino
Compound Tenses cercare  Past Participle: cercato
Present Perfect
Passato Prossimo

have looked for
ho cercato hai cercato ha cercato abbiamo cercato avete cercato hanno cercato
Past Perfect
Trapassato Prossimo

had looked for
avevo cercato avevi cercato aveva cercato avevamo cercato avevate cercato avevano cercato
Future Perfect
Futuro Anteriore

will have looked for
avrò cercato avrai cercato avrà cercato avremo cercato avrete cercato avranno cercato
Conditional Perfect
Condizionale Passato

would have looked for
avrei cercato avresti cercato avrebbe cercato avremmo cercato avreste cercato avrebbero cercato
Perfect Subjunctive
Congiuntivo Passato

may have looked for
abbia cercato abbia cercato abbia cercato abbiamo cercato abbiate cercato abbiano cercato

look for!
non cercare!
(non) cerchi! (non) cerchiamo! (non) cercate! (non) cerchino!
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