We learned that Italian prepositions, le preposizioni, do not follow precise rules. We can however indicate some important patterns.
Today we’ll talk about preposizioni di tempo. Premium podcast for Skype students.
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Italian students learn the preposizioni semplici in a very precise order, since elementary school, sorted from the most common (di) to the least (tra/fra). If you study Italian with a native teacher, he or she will confirm that the preposizioni are…
DI – A – DA – IN – (CON – SU) – PER – TRA/FRA
Con and Su don’t have any particular use when it comes to time. We can use SU to make an approximation like:
Per andare alla stazione ci vorranno sui dieci minuti.
The station is about 10 minutes from here. That’s rather conversational, and su is valid for any approximation, not only time.
Thanks for reading. Alla prossima!
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