Continuing our La grammatica ascoltata series of ‘Italian grammar listenings’, today’s listening/transcript is rich with examples of Italian verbs which are regular in the ‘near past’ tense.
The ‘passato prossimo’ is one of the few tenses in Italian (other than the present) which are essential for speaking and understanding the language, so you’d do well to study it.
Or, if you’ve already covered this tense, the ‘grammar listenings’ are great for revision or simply as listening/reading practice.
You’ll find today’s text here.
And the whole series on our A1 – beginner/elementary page.
The next in the series is due Monday, when we’ll be covering irregular verbs in the near past…
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The ‘passato prossimo’ is first introduced at level A1 in our Italian Workout series, e-books which include grammar explanations, vocabulary lists, exercises, and of course, listening practice.