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Italian “locuzioni”: some improper prepositions

Some Italian “Locuzioni”: improper (space) prepositions that use “A“

Mi dispiace (= I am sorry), but you have to memorize them!

Vicino a Near
Accanto a / Di fianco a Next to/ beside
Di fronte a Opposite
Davanti a In front of
Dietro (a) behind
Intorno a Around
In mezzo a In the middle of
Fino/Sino a until

Some examples:

Ostia è vicino a Roma Ostia is near Rome
Siediti accanto a / di fianco a Maria Sit next to / beside Maria
La scuola è di fronte alla banca The school is opposite the bank
Paolo è seduto davanti a me Paolo is sitting in front of me
L’ultimo della fila è dietro (a) molte persone The last persons in the queue (line) is behind a lot of people
Intorno alla casa c’è un bel giardino Around the house there is a beautiful garden
Cammina fino all’incrocio Walk until the crossroad

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