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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian, 3rd Edition by Gabrielle Euvino

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Chapter 16
Life’s a Carnevale: II Passato Prossimo
In This Chapter
♦ Sports and games
♦ Italian holidays, pastimes, and feste
♦ Italian critters
♦ The present perfect tense
♦ Using double object pronouns in the past
This chapter covers many of the pastimes that make up the Italian lifestyle. Whether you are a sports buff, a film fanatic, an opera lover, or an art appreciator, there’s a little bit of everything and something for everyone.
 
In addition, you’ll learn a very important new verb tense: il passato prossimo (called the present perfect tense in English). Use of this tense allows you to talk about your sordid past.

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In Italian, il football—also known as il calcio—refers to soccer. The touchy-feely version played in the Super ...

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