Italian Passato Remoto
The passato remoto is used to indicate:
- an action which happened a long time ago and has completely finished.
The formation of this tense is different from verb to verb, since the root is generally different from that of the present.
La Rivoluzione Francese segnò profondamente la Francia.
(The French Revolution made a deep impression on France.)
Azzurra si spaventò terribilmente.
(Azzurra was terribly frightened.)
Decisi di non andare a Madrid per non spendere troppi soldi.
(I decided not to go to Madrid so as not to spend too much money.)
Seppi della sua scomparsa solo dopo molti anni.
(I learned of his disappearance only after many years.)
Non ebbi nessun timore quando le dissi che l’amavo.
(I was not afraid when I told her that I loved her.)
The passato remoto of the verbs mangiare, credere e partire.
The passato remoto of the verbs essere and avere.