The similarity between Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto is they are both past tenses but not easily recognizable in English that’s the reason why many of you struggle with getting it right. So I’m going to explain it, give you examples and quiz or let’s call it a game play.
Leri ho comprato un libro
Yesterday I bought a book
Cinque anni fa ho comprato una casa
Five years ago I bought a house
Stamattina ho comprato una camicia
This morning I bought a shirt
Nel 2010 ho studiato canto per 3 mesi
In 2010 I’ve studied singing for three months
Negli anni 90, ho vissuto in Spagna per 4 anni
Back in the 90’s, I’ve lived in Spain for four years
BASICS OF THE PASSATO PROSSIMO
Da bambino non mangiavo la verdura
When I was a child I didn’t eat vegetables
Leri faceva un caldo incredibile
Yesterday it was crazy hot
Negli anni 90 vivevo in Spagna e parlavo spagnolo
Back in the 90’s I used to live in Spain and therefore I use to speak spanish
Mentre parlavo al telefono, ho visto Stefano
While I was speaking on the phone, I saw Stefano
BASICS OF THE IMPERFETTO
Instructions: Using another device, go to menti.com and enter the code 98328. Then you'll be registered and participate in the game.
How do you say: “We went” (passato prossimo).
How do you say: :She finished” (passato prossimo).
How do you say: “I used to swim”.
How do you say: “Yesterday it was hot”.
Ieri, mentre [ __1__ ] [ __2__ ] la musica.
Quando [?] a Roma, lavoravo in ospedale.
Quando vivevo a Roma, [?] in ospedale per 3 anni.
Da giovane [?] i capelli lunghi.
Da giovane [?] i capelli lunghi per 3 mesi.
[?] italiano per 4 anni.
Quando vivevo in Italia, [?] Italiano.
Quando vivevo in Italia, [?] Italiano per 4 anni.
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