Easily learn verb conjugations with Coniuno
Easily learn verb conjugations with Coniuno
Conjugate verbs with Coniuno
Conjugate verbs in German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin
Conjugate verbs in German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin

  Coniuno, Overview

  First Steps
  Verbfiles, Verbsets and Verb-infos
  Coniuno Modules
  Help on conjugation of verbs
  Coniuno Extras
  Additional functions
  Conjugation rules
  Further Information

Working with verbfiles

Activating the function:

  • Menu "File, New verbfile..."
  • Menu "File, Load verbfile..."
  • Menu "File, Load Coniuno default verbfile"
  • Menu "File, Save verbfile / verbinfo-file"
  • Menu "File, Save verbfile as..."

Hint: for information regarding working with training-verbsets, also see "Verbset Administration (current verbfile)".


Coniuno uses verbfiles to store your personal verbs. These could be verbs from a lesson of a book, or for example verbs that you want to train in preparation to an exam. You can create as many verbfiles as you like and load them for training of e.g. a certain lesson into Coniuno.
After the installation of the program, the default verbfile "coniuno_verbs.ini" will be loaded. This verbfile comes along with Coniuno and contains around 200 example verbs, which can be used for training.

A verbfile consists of six training-verbsets. These are the verbsets "verbset 1", "verbset 2, "verbset 3", "verbset 4", "verbset 5" and "example verbs". You can store, change or delete verbs in all six verbsets. It is not mandatory to have verbs stored in all six verbsets.


One good strategy is to first store all verbs of a lesson in the verbset "example verbs". The other verbsets (verbset 1, 2 and 3) can then be filled with a selection of these "default"-verbs. By that you can keep all verbs from a lesson together in one verbfile and always train with a small selection of these verbs in the other verbsets.


  • Your want to train the verbs from a book with 5 lessons.
  • Each lesson contains 40 verbs.

  • Create 5 verbfiles (lesson_1.txt up to lesson_5.txt).
  • Store the verbs from the 5 lessons in the corresponding "example verbs"-verbsets of the verbfiles. The respective "verbset 1, 2 and 3"-verbsets remain empty at this time.

  • Do a training of the verbs from e.g. lesson 1, by transferring a selection of the 40 verbs from "example verbs" to verbset "verbset 1".
  • If you feel save with conjugating the verbs in "verbset 1", delete the verbs again (they are still stored in example verbs though) and fill the verbset with another selection of verbs.
  • Use verbsets "verbset 2" and "verbset 3" to train further verb-groups from this lesson. This could for example be a group of irregular- or reflexive verbs. Also this could be verbs that you know already well and which you only want to repeat from time to time.

For details regarding copying verbs from one verbset to another, please refer to Verbset Administration (current verbfile).


The currently loaded verbfile is shown in the blue headline of the program, e.g. "coniuno_verbs.ini - Coniuno" or "Lesson1.txt - Coniuno".

Administer verbfiles

Create new verbfile

Create a new verbfile by executing function "New Verbfile...". A save-dialog will be started that you can use to enter the directory and file name of the new verbfile. The new verbfile will by that become the new current verbfile. As this file is empty at the beginning, you can only perform a training after you entered/imported verbs to at least one of the file's verbsets.

Load existing verbfile

You can load an existing verbfile by executing function "Open Verbfile…". An open-dialog will be started with which you can select the respective verbfile. The selected file will become the new current verbfile.

Load Coniuno default verbfile

The verbfile is loaded that is distributed with the Coniuno program.

Save verbfile / verbinfo-file

The current verbfile / verbinfo-file is stored. This function is needed when you make changes on the verbsets or the verbinfos for irregular verbs.

Save verbfile as...

You can store the current verbfile by executing function "Save Verbfile as...". A save-dialog will be started that you can use to enter the directory and file name of the verbfile. By storing the verbfile the file will become the new current verbfile.

When storing a verbfile always all verbs from all verbsets in all languages will be stored. If you want to store only selected verbsets or languages, use the data import / export function instead.


Usually changes on the verbsets are stored when you leave function "Verbset Administration (current verbfile)". If however you did changes on the verbsets that are not stored yet, then an according note is shown when creating, loading or saving a verbfile.

Other hints

Data import and export

Verbfiles always contain all six verbsets for all languages. Import- and export-files however can deviate strongly from that. An exported file for example might consist only of the German- and English verbs of verbset 3. Loading an exported file thus is only possible if the export-file contains all verbsets in all languages. If this is not the case, please apply the following steps to import the verbs instead:

  1. Create a new verbfile (e.g. new.txt). This file contains all verbsets in all languages and is empty from the start.
  2. Import the formerly exported file using function "Data import"
  3. By importing the data, the verbs will be written to the "new.txt" verbfile.

List of most recently used files

In the "File"-menu you can find the (maximal) last four used verbfiles. If you create, open or store a verbfile then Coniuno will include the file in this list. You can afterwards open the file again by clicking its corresponding entry in the file-menu. To delete the list, see "verbfiles - favourites" below.

Verbfiles - favourites

In the file-menu you can find the function "Administer Favourites…". With help of this function you can store the file names of those verbfiles that you need frequently for training. You can then load these files directly from the favourite-administration to start training.

The following functions are supported:

Open File: The currently selected favourite file is loaded and the training starts
Add Current File: The loaded training-verbfile will be added to the list of favourites
Add New File: A file manager will be opened that can be used to add a new file to the list of favourites
Remove File From List: The currently selected file will be removed from the list of favourites
Delete MRU-List: The list of the last four opened verbfiles will be deleted (also see "List of Most Recently Used files" above)
Help: The help file is opened
Abort: The current list of favourites is stored and the favourite administration is closed

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