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Italian Articulated Prepositions (part 2)

da + la = dalla

We use this in the same cases as "da" when the noun which follows is feminine singular and starts with a consonant.

Eg: Dalla casa, dalla scuola. / From home, from school.

da + le = dalle

We use this in the same cases as "dalla" when the noun which follows is feminine plural and starts with a consonant or with a vowel.

Eg: Dalle mani, dalle opere. / By hand, from work.

dall'

We use this in the same cases as "dal" and "dalla" when the noun which follows starts with a vowel.

Eg: Dall' ansia, dall' odio. / From anxiety, from hatred.

in + il = nel

We use this in the same cases as "in" when the noun which follows is masculine singular and starts with a consonant.

Eg: Nel mare. / In the sea.

in + la = nella

We use this in the same cases as "in" when the noun which follows is feminine singular and starts with a consonant.

Eg: Nella casa. / In the house.

in + i = nei

We use this in the same cases as "in" when the noun which follows is masculine plural and starts with a consonant.

Eg: Nei casi. / In the cases.

in + gli = negli

We use this in the same cases as "in" when the noun which follows is masculine plural and starts with a vowel.

Eg: Negli occhi. / In the eyes.

in + le = nelle

We use this in the same cases as "in" when the noun which follows is feminine plural and starts with a consonant.

Eg: Nelle case. / In the houses.

nell'

We use this in the same cases as "nel" and "nella" when the noun which follows starts with a vowel.

Eg: Nell' andito, nell' aria. / In the passage, in the air.

su + il = sul

We use this in the same cases as "su" when the noun which follows is masculine singular and starts with a consonant.

Eg: La gatta sul tetto che scotta. / The cat on the scalding roof.

su + i = sui

We use this in the same cases as "sul" when the noun which follows is masculine plural and starts with a consonant.

Eg: La casa dava sui colli circostanti. / The house looked out on the surrounding hills.

su + gli = sugli

We use this in the same cases as "sugli" when the noun which follows is masculine plural and starts with a vowel.

Es: C'è una grande speculazione sugli affitti e sui terreni. / There is a lot of speculation on the rent and land.

su + la = sulla

We use this in the same cases as "su" when the noun which follows is feminine singular and starts with a consonant.

Eg: L'aquilone si posò sulla capanna. / The kite rested on the hut.

su + le = sulle

We use this in the same cases as "sulla" when the noun which follows is feminine plural and starts with a consonant or with a vowel.

Es: Sulle case, sulle ali. / On the houses, on the wings.

sull'

We use this in the same cases as "sul" and "sulla" when the noun which follows starts with a vowel.

Es: Sull' orlo, sull' aria. / On the edge, on the air.

Articulated prepositions (page 1) >>

 

See also:

Italian Course: Unit 10 Simple Prepositions - Articulated Prepositions.
Prepositions: A preposition links the words of a sentence.

Italian Articulated Prepositions Exercise Exercise to test your knowledge of Italian articulated prepositions.

Italian Articulated Prepositions Video Exercise Complete the song with the missing articulated prepositions.

 

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