The Italian verb DOVERE and how to use it

The Italian verb DOVERE and how to use it

The Italian verb dovere is used in many different ways and moments.


It’s so present that we barely notice it.


Think about all the times that you say I have to do this and that. It’s the same in English, right?


So, no wonder if you will find yourself using dovere as often as you use have to.


But how do you exactly use the Italian verb dovere?


Well, the rule is simple:


Dovere is a modal verb. This means that every time you use it, you will have to use another verb in the infinitive after it.


Easy, right?


So, why don’t you have a look at this video lesson about dovere?


Then, you can play the game and get ready to use dovere in your day-to-day Italian life.






Here you have a word search game. The rules are simple:


  1. Find every form of dovere in the word grid
  2. For every form that you find, click on the box with the right subject



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Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
I help beginners of Italian take their first steps, speak from day one and learn Italian at their pace and by having fun.