Daily Verb Lesson: Italian for sharpen is affilare

The Italian word for sharpen, is the regular -ARE verb affilare.

... imagine AH, FEEL LARRY has sharpened that knife!

Affilare is conjugated like thousands of other -ARE verbs.

Affilare can also mean: to grind, to hone, to strop, to make thinner.
Related words include:
  - affilarsi (vr) : to get thinner.
  - l'affilatoio (nm) : sharpener.
  - l'affilacoltelli (nm) : knife-sharpener.

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           to sharpen: affilare
Imagine you AH, FEEL LARRY has sharpened
that knife!
affilare - VERB CONJUGATION TABLE - to sharpen
Simple Tenses affilare

affilo affili affila affiliamo affilate affilano
Past Imperfect
affilavo affilavi affilava affilavamo affilavate affilavano
Simple Past
Passato remoto

affilai affilasti affilò affilammo affilaste affilarono
Futuro semplice

will sharpen
affilerò affilerai affilerà affileremo affilerete affileranno

would sharpen
affilerei affileresti affilerebbe affileremmo affilereste affilerebbero
Congiuntivo Presente

may sharpen
affili affili affili affiliamo affiliate affilino
Compound Tenses affilare
Present Perfect
Passato Prossimo

have sharpened
ho affilato hai affilato ha affilato abbiamo affilato avete affilato hanno affilato
Past Perfect
Trapassato Prossimo

had sharpened
avevo affilato avevi affilato aveva affilato avevamo affilato avevate affilato avevano affilato
Future Perfect
Futuro Anteriore

will have sharpened
avrò affilato avrai affilato avrà affilato avremo affilato avrete affilato avranno affilato
Conditional Perfect
Condizionale Passato

would have sharpened
avrei affilato avresti affilato avrebbe affilato avremmo affilato avreste affilato avrebbero affilato
Perfect Subjunctive
Congiuntivo Passato

may have sharpened
abbia affilato abbia affilato abbia affilato abbiamo affilato abbiate affilato abbiano affilato

non affilare!
(non) affili! (non) affiliamo! (non) affilate! (non) affilino!
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