Ciao a tutti e bentornati nel mio blog!
In today’s post I’m telling you how to choose the right auxiliary verb when using passato prossimo.
Many of you have asked me about this, so I thought it would be a good idea to film a video lesson about it:
It seems very difficult at first, but actually there’s just one question you have to ask yourself: is the verb transitive or intransitive?
A verb is transitive when it’s followed by a direct object, like mangiare. If so, you have to use the auxiliary verb avere: ho mangiato.
A verb is intransitive when it’s followed by an indirect object, like andare. If so, you have to use the auxiliary verb essere: sono andato/a.
Of course there are many exceptions, but this is something that can really help you at first with the most frequent verbs.
I am an American-Italian living and born in the USA currently studying the Italian language. Your video, verb andare o essere when using the passato prosimo was very helpful. I liked that you also spoke in English to help me along.
Grazie Lucrezia! Sono studentessa di Italiano all’universita a Bangor in Galles. Mi piace molto la sua blog.
Ciao Danielle!! 😃