Prepositions in Italian differ from English, often requiring memorization rather than logic. Highlighting mistakes helps us engage critically with the language and improve our Italian speech.

Two Main Takeaways

  • A common mistake is using the preposition “per” for actions that started in the past and are still ongoing. Instead, use the preposition “da”, for example: “Studio italiano da due anni”, implying that I’m still studying Italian.
  • Two important rules to keep in mind are: use the preposition “di” for origins with “essere” (for example: “Sono di Roma”); and use the preposition “da” for origins with “venire” (for example: “Vengo da Roma”).

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #31: The Preposition “Da”.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #63: The Preposition “Per”.
  • CLICK HERE to get the 30 Key Phrases for Your Italian Vacation guide, covering the most important phrases you need to know before going to Italy.

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