In this lesson, we learn the ten main uses of the preposition “su”. This preposition is often used together with definite articles, forming what we call “complex prepositions” in Italian.

Two Main Takeaways

  • The preposition “su” is mainly used to indicate location on a surface. For example: “Il bicchiere è sul tavolo”, in English: “The glass is on the table”.
  • Another common use is to make an estimate about time, age, prices, quantities, and measurements.

Three Action Steps

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #31: The Preposition “Da”.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #37: Verbs with Prepositions.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Italian Verb Blueprint, a guide for conjugating all regular Italian verbs.

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