Passato Prossimo: The Perfect Tense in Italian

Wed, 12/15/2021 - 11:54

We use past tenses to express actions, events or states related to the past. In the Italian language there are four main past tenses: Il passato prossimo (The Perfect Tense), L’Imperfetto (The Imperfect tense), Il trapassato prossimo (The past perfect tense) and Il Passato remoto (The Simple past). In this article we’re going to introduce you to Il Passato Prossimo, to see in which cases it should be used and how to form it.

You can translate “Il Passato Prossimo” as “nea

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