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Italian - English (British) translations for "sedere"

"sedere" Italian translation




to sit

Part of speech



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Meaning: to sit

Mi piace sedere sul divano.

I like to sit on the couch.

Meaning: to be seated

Sedetevi, per favore.

Please be seated.

Meaning: to take a seat

Puoi sederti qui accanto a me.

You can take a seat here next to me.

Meaning: to settle

Dopo la discussione, si sono seduti e hanno trovato un compromesso.

After the discussion, they settled down and found a compromise.

Meaning: to perch

Il gatto si è seduto sul ramo dell'albero.

The cat perched on the tree branch.



  • io siedo
  • tu siedi
  • egli/ella siede
  • noi sediamo
  • voi sedete
  • essi/esse siedono


  • io sedevo
  • tu sedevo
  • egli/ella sedevo
  • noi sedevamo
  • voi sedevate
  • essi/esse sedevo


  • io siederò
  • tu siederai
  • egli/ella siederà
  • noi siederemo
  • voi siederete
  • essi/esse siederanno


  • io avevo seduto
  • tu avevi seduto
  • egli/ella aveva seduto
  • noi avevamo seduto
  • voi avevate seduto
  • essi/esse avevano seduto

Simple Past

  • io seppi
  • tu seppi
  • egli/ella seppe
  • noi sapemmo
  • voi sapeste
  • essi/esse seppero


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A1: Mi siedo sulla sedia.

A1: I sit on the chair.

A1: Siedi accanto a me.

A1: Sit next to me.

A1: Non siamo seduti al tavolo.

A1: We are not sitting at the table.

B1: Ho sempre preferito sedermi sul divano.

B1: I have always preferred sitting on the couch.

B1: Quando ero giovane, mi sono seduto in prima fila ai concerti.

B1: When I was young, I used to sit in the front row at concerts.

B2: Se ti fossi seduto con noi, avresti capito di cosa stavamo parlando.

B2: If you had sat with us, you would have understood what we were talking about.

C1: Dopo aver camminato per ore, ci siamo finalmente seduti per riposare.

C1: After walking for hours, we finally sat down to rest.

C1: Mi sarei seduta volentieri all'ombra degli alberi se non fosse piovuto.

C1: I would have gladly sat in the shade of the trees if it hadn't rained.

C2: Sarei rimasto seduto a leggere tutto il giorno se non avessi avuto altri impegni.

C2: I would have stayed sitting and reading all day if I hadn't had other commitments.

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The Italian verb 'sedere' means 'to sit' in English. It is an irregular verb that belongs to the second conjugation. This means that it follows a different pattern of conjugation compared to regular -ere verbs.

When using 'sedere', it is important to remember that its conjugation can change depending on the subject pronoun and tense. For example, in the present tense, 'io siedo' means 'I sit', while 'tu siedi' means 'you sit'. In the past tense, 'io sedevo' translates to 'I was sitting', and 'tu sedevi' means 'you were sitting'.

In addition to its basic meaning of 'to sit', 'sedere' can also be used in various idiomatic expressions and phrases. For instance, 'sedersi a tavola' means 'to sit down at the table', and 'sedersi sul divano' means 'to sit on the couch'. Learning how to use 'sedere' correctly will help you express yourself when talking about sitting or taking a seat in Italian.

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