We now touch one of the most complicated topics of Roman languages, the tense system. However, at the moment we are at the Italian survival guide, and we don't really care about the details, we just want to learn as quickly as possible the basic things in order to be enabled to start a conversation. We are going to discuss the details later. Before we talk how to form the tenses, a little discussion about their use is necessary. It doesn't help, if you know how a tense is formed if you don't have any idea in which context it is used.