Cosa hai fatto a Capodanno? How to use “passato prossimo” | Italian verbs


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Oggi voglio ripassare l’uso del passato prossimo in italiano. Il passato prossimo è un tempo verbale del modo indicativo molto usato nell’italiano contemporaneo, soprattutto nel parlato. Si usa per rifarsi ad azioni avvenute nel passato recente, come ad esempio per raccontare cosa si è fatto a Natale e a Capodanno (eventi recenti nel passato).
Nella mia ultima video lezione, ti insegno tre domande utili per chiedere a una persona cosa ha fatto a Natale e le potete adattare per ogni situazione, Capodanno, compleanni, vacanze. Le tre domande sono:

1) Cosa hai fatto a Natale/ a Capodanno/ per il compleanno /quest’estate?
2) Come hai trascorso il Natale / il Capodanno / il compleanno / l’estate?
3) Come hai passato il Natale / il Capodanno / il compleanno / l’estate?

Per la spiegazione completa, guarda questo video:

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Today I would like to review the use of passato prossimo in Italian. Passato prossimo is a verbal tense of the indicative mood and it is very used in contemporary Italian language, especially in spoken Italian. It is used to talk about recent events in the past, for example to tell what you did on Christmas day or on NYE (which happened in recent past).
In my last video lesson, I teach you three useful questions to ask someone what they did on Christmas day and you can adapt the questions to any situation, NYE, birthdays, holidays. The questions are: (translations)

1) What did you do on Christmas day/ on NYE/ on your birthday/ this past summer?
2) How did you spend Xmas day / NYE/ your birthday/ last summer?
3) How did you spend //                    //                 //                     //          ?

For the full explanation, watch the video lesson:
(video above)

Spero che stiate avendo un felice anno nuovo! I hope you are having a great new year!

xoxo

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8 thoughts on “Cosa hai fatto a Capodanno? How to use “passato prossimo” | Italian verbs

  1. This is the best video you have created for the beginning to medium learner. You speak slowly, alternate between english and italian and the subtitles enable the follower to learn at just the right pace. Grazie Mille. Buon Anno Felice Lucrezia.

  2. Felice Anno Nuovo anche per te Lucrezia!
    Grazie per tuo Blog. Penso che il mio italiano è megliorato molto da quando ho iniziato a guardare i video. Specialmente l’ascolto.
    Purtroppo per praticare la conversazione no ho molte opportunità.
    Mi piacerebbe tornare in Italia per praticare 🙂

  3. Ciao Lucrezia,

    I am an older adult who is trying to learn Italian. I have several reasons for wanting to learn. I adore the language, I am of Italian decent and am in the process of applying for dual-citizenship, and lastly, I plan to travel to Italy for the first time this November 2016 and would really love to be able to understand and speak Italian.
    I am currently taking an evening class from a technical school, as an enrichment class, but it is very time limited (small number of sessions). My biggest problem is that I have a hard time hearing the words. I am more of a visual learner, so it is a great challenge for me.
    I am a IT professional, so I have a fair education, but seem to really struggle with learning the language.
    Can you offer any suggestions ? And how can I find a list of all your lessons, so that I can go thru them in an orderly fashion ?
    Buona sera!
    Donna

    1. Ciao Donna, thank you for your comment. If you head over my youtube channel, you’ll see that I have divided my lessons according to the level. Therefore, you can start either with beginners’ video or with intermediate level lessons 🙂

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