Passato Prossimo vs Imperfetto
Imperfetto vs passato prossimo refer to an even in the past:
- Imperfetto expresses an action in the imperfect tense
- Passato prossimo is the present perfect tense of an action that has occurred a while ago but which has its effect on the present
Passato prossimo vs imperfetto: they can also be used together.
Now, consider this example:
- Leri facevo la torta quando ha telefonato Miguel – Yesterday, I was making cake when Miguel called
Imperfetto is applicable when framing a sentence about what you were doing when something occurred.