The present tense is used to talk about things which happen regularly or are happening at the time of speaking.
- actions happening at the time of speaking:
La mamma prepara la cena.
Mum is getting dinner ready.
I ragazzi giocano a calcio nel cortile.
The boys are playing football in the yard.
Giulia legge un libro.
Giulia is reading a book.
Ho molto da fare al lavoro.
I have a lot to do at work.
- actions which happen regularly:
Paolo va in palestra tre volte alla settimana.
Paolo goes to the gym three times a week.
Ogni giorno Lidia e Giorgio accompagnano la loro bambina a scuola.
Every day Lidia and Giorgio take their children to school.
Ogni mattina Nadia fa colazione alle nove.
Every day Nadia has breakfast at nine o'clock.
Tutte le domeniche sono a casa di mia mamma.
Every Sunday I am at my mum's house.
The present tense of mangiare, credere, partire.