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"ridere" Italian translation




Ridere is an Italian verb which means 'to laugh'.

Part of speech



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Meaning: to laugh

Mi fa ridere ogni volta che racconti quella storia.

It makes me laugh every time you tell that story.

Meaning: to smile

Ho sorriso quando ho visto il tuo regalo.

I smiled when I saw your gift.

Meaning: to mock

Non è bello ridere degli altri.

It's not nice to mock others.

Meaning: to ridicule

Hanno cercato di ridicolizzare il suo lavoro, ma non ci sono riusciti.

They tried to ridicule his work, but they didn't succeed.



  • io rido
  • tu ridi
  • lui/lei ride
  • noi ridiamo
  • voi ridete
  • loro ridono


  • io ho riso
  • tu hai riso
  • lui/lei ha riso
  • noi abbiamo riso
  • voi avete riso
  • loro hanno riso


  • io riderò
  • tu riderai
  • lui/lei riderà
  • noi rideremo
  • voi riderete
  • loro rideranno


  • io avevo riso
  • tu avevi riso
  • lui/lei aveva riso
  • noi avevamo riso
  • voi avevate riso
  • loro avevano riso

Simple Past

  • io risei
  • tu ridesti
  • lui/lei rise
  • noi ridemmo
  • voi rideste
  • loro risero


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A1: Io rido molto spesso.

A1: I laugh very often.

A1: Loro ridono guardando una commedia.

A1: They laugh while watching a comedy.

A1: Tu ridi sempre alle mie battute.

A1: You always laugh at my jokes.

B1: Ieri ho riso tanto al cinema.

B1: Yesterday I laughed a lot at the cinema.

B1: Quando ero giovane, ridevo di tutto.

B1: When I was young, I used to laugh at everything.

B1: Domani rideremo di questa situazione.

B1: Tomorrow we will laugh about this situation.

C1: Se avessi saputo la verità, non avrei riso.

C1: If I had known the truth, I wouldn't have laughed.

C1: Dopo aver sentito quella battuta, mi sono messo a ridere.

C1: After hearing that joke, I started laughing.

C1: Non riesco a smettere di ridere quando vedo quel video.

C1: I can't stop laughing when I see that video.

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Ridere is a common verb in the Italian language and is used to express laughter or amusement. It can be used in various contexts, such as when someone tells a joke, watches a funny movie, or simply feels happy.

The verb ridere is conjugated according to the subject of the sentence and the tense being used. For example, 'io rido' means 'I laugh' in present tense while 'lui rideva' means 'he was laughing' in past tense.

It's important to note that the pronunciation of the word ridere is different from how it looks. The 'e' at the end of the word is not pronounced, so it sounds like 'REE-deh-reh'.

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