In this intermediate-level lesson, we cover how to use three prepositions and one adverb referring to time. These words can be easily confused, and they have different meanings and specific uses.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The Italian words “da un anno” are used to refer to something that started in the past and it’s still ongoing in the present. “Per un anno”, instead, is used for something that started and ended in the past.
  • The Italian words “tra un anno” are used for something that will happen in the future. “Un anno fa” is used with the meaning of “ago”.

Three Action Steps

  • Listen to the Italian lesson with the player above, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
  • Download this episode’s printable guide. You can find it here.
  • Take the instant-score quiz below to test your understanding of the lesson.

Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #22: How to Tell the Time in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #24: How to Express Probability.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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