Prepositions (2)

By | November 24, 2016
Here are twenty dependent prepositions which are different in English and Italian.
get
arrivare
to
a/in
We need to get to Bologna by five, otherwise we'll miss our connection.
Dobbiamo arrivare a Bologna entro le cinque, altrimenti perderemo la coincidenza.
go (been)
andare
to
a/in/da (ecc.)
We went to the mountains last weekend. / Have you ever been to London?
Siamo andati in montagna lo scorso weekend. / Sei mai stato a Londra?
good/bad/terrible (etc.)
bravo/scarso (ecc.)
at
in
She's very good at maths.
E' molto brava in matematica.
happy/pleased/satisfied (etc.)
contento/soddisfatto (ecc.)
with
di
I'm really happy with my new bike.
Sono veramente contento della mia nuova bici.
hear
sentire
from
-
Have you heard from Paul recently?
Hai sentito Paul ultimamente?
in exchange
in cambio
for
di
We provide free board and lodging in exchange for light housework.
Offriamo vitto e alloggio gratis in cambio di lavoretti di casa.
increase/raise/rise (V)
aumentare
by
di
Retail prices have increased by five percent this year.
I prezzi al dettaglio sono aumentati del cinque percento quest'anno.
interested
interessato
in
a
Would you be interested in buying my car?
Saresti interessato a comprare la mia macchina?
invite (V)/invitation (N)
invito/invitare
to
a
Who have you invited to the party?
Chi hai invitato alla festa?
join
unirsi
-
a
May I join you?
Posso aggregarmi a voi?
keen
entusiasta
on
Alessio is really keen on fishing.
Alessio è un grande appassionato di pesca.
kind/nice/horrible/nasty (etc.)
gentile/cattivo (ecc.)
to
con
Why are you so horrible to your little sister? Try to be nice to her for once!
Perché sei così cattivo con tua sorellina? Cerca di essere gentile con lei per una volta!
leave
partire
for
per
We're leaving for the States on Friday.
Partiamo per gli Stati Uniti venerdì.
leave
lasciare
with
a
We left the kids with their grandparents for a few hours.
Abbiamo lasciato i bambini ai nonni per qualche ora.
listen
ascoltare
to
-
Don't listen to him. He's just jealous.
Non ascoltarlo. E' solo invidioso.
live
vivere
on
con
It's very difficult to live on one salary.
E' molto difficile vivere con uno stipendio.
look
assomigliare
like
a
He looks a bit like George Clooney.
Assomiglia un po' a George Clooney.
made
ricavato/ottenuto
from
di
Concrete is made from cement, sand and water.
Il calcestruzzo è formato da cemento, sabbia e acqua.
made
fatto
of
di
It's made of aluminium, so it's very light.
E' fatto di alluminio, quindi è molto leggero.
made
preparato
with
con
Spaghetti alla carbonara is made with eggs, bacon and sometimes cream.
Spaghetti alla carbonara si fa con uova, pancetta e a volte la panna.
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