Italian Prepositions

Italian Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Italian Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Italian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Italian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Italian Prepositions

Learning the Italian Prepositions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Italian language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Italian.

Italian prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsItalian Prepositions
PrepositionsPreposizioni
inside the houseall'interno della casa (or)dentro la casa
outside the caral di fuori della vettura (or)fuori dalla vettura
with mecon me
without himsenza di lui
under the tablesotto il tavolo
after tomorrowdopo domani
before sunsetprima del tramonto
but I'm busyma ho da fare

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Prepositions in Italian has a logical pattern. Locate the Prepositions above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Italian.

List of Prepositions in Italian

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Italian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Italian vocabulary.

English PrepositionsItalian Prepositions
aboutriguardo (a)
abovesopra
acrossattraverso
afterdopo
againstcontro
amongtra
aroundintorno a
ascome
ata
beforeprima
behinddietro
belowsotto
beneathal di sotto
besideaccanto a
betweentra
beyondal di là di
butma
byda
despitenonostante
downgiù
duringdurante
exceptad eccezione di (or)eccetto
forper
fromda
inin
insidedentro
intoin
nearvicino
nextprossimo
ofdi
onsu
oppositeopposto
outfuori
outsideal di fuori (or)fuori
oversopra
perper (or) ogni
pluspiù
roundintorno a
sincepoiché
thanpoi
throughattraverso
tillfino
toa
towardverso
undersotto
unlikea differenza di
untilfino a quando
upsu
viatramite
withcon
withinall'interno
withoutsenza
two wordsdue parole
according tosecondo (or)a seconda di
because ofa causa di
close tonei pressi di
due toa causa di
except forfatta eccezione per
far fromlontano da
inside ofentro, prima della fine di
instead ofinvece di
near tovicino a
next toaccanto a
outside ofal di fuori di
prior toprima di
three wordstre parole
as far asfino a
as well ascome pure, in aggiunta
in addition tooltre
in front ofdi fronte a
in spite ofnonostante
on behalf ofa nome di
on top ofsopra
demonstrative pronounspreposizioni dimostrative
thisquesta
thatquello/quella
thesequesti/queste
thosequelli/quelle

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