There are two conditional tenses in Italian – Conditional Present and Past Conditional. Both of these tenses are verbal modes that can be used to describe situations or actions that are conditioned by other actions or situations.
The conditional present tense is used to express wishes either in the present or future tense, as well as to give advice or express opinions in a less direct way. It can also be used to ask for something politely. In English this would be created by using would + verb.
I would go to the party but I have to go to work – (Io) andrei alla festa ma devo lavorare.
To conjugate a verb such as scrivere – to write, you would remove the -ere ending and replacing with the conjugation from the column -ERE-. For example, for I (IO) this would be scriverei. For parlare – to speak it would be parlerei.
Irregular verbs – without an E:
Other verbs that follow this same pattern are: potere, dovere, sapere, vedere and cadere.
Irregular verbs – with a double R:
Irregular verbs that do not fall into the above categories: