Hello, everyone!(2)

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Jun 16, 2012 11:46
Buongiorno!!
I have learned how to express what happened in the certain past time in Italian. It seems that we have two ways to state the past tense in Italian. One is to use" essere+past participle". But in this way, the ending of the past participle is uncertain, that means the past participle forms might be different in order to have the concordance with the subject. The other way is to use "avere+past participle" to indicate that a certain action happened in the past. I think it a little easier to remember because the past participle is certain and no need to change.

Here are the sentences I made, I will feel thankful if you can correct them and I will feel a lot more thankful if you would like to tell me how to say "My friend will come to Japan next year." the way of expressing the action which will happen in future.
1.Sono venuto in Giappone.
I came to Japan.
2.Sono venuto in Giappone sette anni fa.
I came to Japan 7 years ago.
3.Ho venuto in Giappone.
I came to Japan.
Ho venuto in Giappone sette anni fa.
I came to Japan sette anni fa.
4.Mia sorella ha venuto in Giappone cinque anni fa.
Mia sorella è venuta in Giappone cinque anni fa.
My sister came to Japan five years ago.

5.Noi abbiamo venuto in Giappone cinque anni fa.
Noi siamo venuti in Giappone cinque anni fa.
We came to Japan five years ago.

PS. Any English corrections are welcome, too.

Grazie!!