Questions about preposition "to" in Italian
In Italian, we can translate the English preposition to with five different prepositions (depending on the meaning):
- di: connective
- a: directions (places and cities), connective, indirect objects
- da: directions (person, family, pronouns), correlation, general things
- in: directions (countries, big islands or regions, streets, places ending in -ia), changes
- per: directions (expressing motion), aims
1. When indicating direction, we translate to with Italian a only when talking about cities or places.
We use di, not a
We use both per and da.
2. Which preposition do we use when expressing transformations and changes (into)?
3. Which preposition do we use when indicating a destination or a direction toward a big island, a country, or a region (eg. I'll move to Great Britain.)?
4. How do we translate the preposition to when indicating aims or purposes (eg. I have to meet her to talk about business.)?
5. How can you connect an infinitive to a verb in Italian (eg. He asked me to stay.)?
6. How do we introduce the indirect object complement in Italian?
7. When we are expressing motion, how can we introduce the destination (eg. The train to Paris will arrive in 5 minutes.)?
8. Which prepositions do we use to translate the expression "I haven't anything to do" and similars?
9. How many prepositions and which ones can we use to translate English "to" into Italian?
Five: di, a, da, in, per
Four: di, a, in, su
Due: in, per
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