I want to say "I spent the whole day yesterday learning Italian"
ieri sto passai tutto il giorno imparare l'italiano
This is my first attempt in forming a complete sentence, probably fill with silly mistakes. Thanks!
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The correct sentence would be:
Ieri ho passato tutto il giorno a imparare l’italiano.
using the passato prossimo verbal form.
As correctly reported by @egreg, in some varieties of Italian (Sicilian, for instance) the passato remoto would be used, because ieri is a completed span of time.
So the sentence in this case would be:
Ieri passai tutto il giorno a imparare l’italiano.