L' anno scorso mi comprai una bella macchina, ma dovetti venderla.
Last year I bought a nice car, but I had to sell it.
Quando morì sua moglie vendette la casa.
When his wife died, he sold the house.
Andò via e non tornò mai.
He left and never came back.
The passato remoto seems difficult to learn because there are a lot of irregular verbs. We are going to see later that there is a regularity inside the irregularity and to the round about 2000 irregular verbs correspond only roughly 80 patterns and most of these patterns are a mix of a few irregularities. Therefore, the problem is not as huge as it may appear at first glance. We are going to discuss that later again.