Since 1994, I have dedicated myself to translating and teaching thanks to my travels, abroad studies, foreign reading and writing. I am graduated in Foreign Languages and Litteratures and I have a II Level Master degree in Teaching Italian as Second Language. — Coca-Cola is harmful to the mind. I also prepare students for exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE), and I offer language courses for communication and travelling purposes. Use a for talking about being at or going to specific, pointed locations or times. Her explanations are very clear as well. I am Italian native speaker. I think Mojra is an excellent teacher. Don’t worry if you’ve never studied the language before: everyone can attend my classes – from beginner to advanced students. 1. Do you need to improve your writing skills ? By playing! 12 weeks later, and I am so satisfied and grateful. Andiamo in macchina / in metro / in treno. I cannot recommend Federico enough for anyone who wants to truly learn a language his teaching and materials are excellent. As notoriously forgiving as Italians can be of foreigners’ errors, using the wrong preposition just sounds incredibly strange to a native speaker, and it’s one of the main things they just might call you out on. Italians have their own horrors in learning English prepositions. Knowing which prepositions to use when is a challenge right from the beginning, and unfortunately it’s one that often lasts to even very late stages in your Italian learning process. I am very satisfied. I studied Arabic, English, French and Spanish and I like to help students with practical insights into Italian language to better fix the structures and improve pronunciation, grammar and conversation. Of course, if an articulated preposition is followed by a vowel, you can contract. In partitives, expressed with the preposition di (some of something), if you are saying, I would like some oranges, instead of saying, Vorrei di le arance, you say, Vorrei delle arance. The most important thing is that you get your goals with pleasure! Prepositions are invariable (they do not change) items in the Italian language, and they are used to connect words or sentences. In Italian you do use articles in front of the proper names of countries, regions, (American) states, islands, oceans, and seas when they are direct objects (not, for example, with the verbs andare and venire, which are intransitive and followed by indirect objects: Vado in America). How will I teach you italian? Una pista ciclabile di 10 chilometri — A 10-kilometer bike path, Una riduzione del trenta per cento — A 30% reduction. Italian is different from English in that it includes two distinct classes of prepositions: simple prepositions (those that appear alone), and articulated prepositions (those that are combined with the definite article of the nouns that follow them). Click here. È all’università. My heroic FluentU editors asked for an overview of the major prepositions all in one place, but for your sanity’s sake, you’ll probably want to spend a study session (or more) separately practicing the uses under each of the sections in this article. — Mix the mussels with the spaghetti. (Or you can forego the possessive and use the article.). Generally, articulated prepositions are formed any time a noun following whatever preposition you’re using requires an article. I am currently specializing in the Spanish and German. With time, in expresses the amount of time that something takes to be done (note that it is not used to talk about finishing something in the future). Also learn how to form combined prepositions, … The lessons are always a good combination of speaking, reading and grammar. di + le = delle — I take my nap at one. The basic Italian prepositions are di, a, da, in, con, su, per, tra/fra. Let’s start with the most common uses of simple prepositions: Sometimes prepositions are followed by a definite article. — He said it out of spite. I also triy to minimize English speaking during the lessons. I attended the College (tourism) in Lucca-Italy. In shows what form of transportation you take. We have "in" followed by "la," and like the chart above shows us, "in + la = nella.". Andiamo con le biciclette. Please check your email for further instructions. My name is Luisa and I teach Italian for foreign students, English, French and German for Italian students. No days spent on textbooks are needed, constancy and fun during lessons are the most important part for learning. I am available for any explanations also via e mail. I have now been teaching English for 4 years, first to school children and teenagers and now adults too. Andiamo con la macchina. FluentU is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to For example: A prescindere da—regardless of, aside from, setting aside: In seguito a—following or in the aftermath of: Remember, there are times when an article is not called for in English and it is in Italian. You sometimes need to use a preposition in Italian when there is no preposition in English. Note that if you’re talking about country origins, it’s more common to use the adjective forms (so you don’t need a preposition): Sono italiano / americano / inglese. — Those are diversions for another day. I graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature in Milan and have been working as a teacher of Italian for more than 10 years. can take anywhere. I offer 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 tuition, general Italian courses (grammar, conversation, listening, reading and writing), preparation to Italian examinations (all levels, also Italian for residence permit) and Italian and culture courses. — I have pain in the lumbar region. Passa per l’Islanda. For English I offer ONLY pronunciation exercises. In all these years I have given private lessons of Italian, English, Spanish and Japanese, at the moment the most required language. You will book immediate results while having fun! My name is Mojra and I'm a qualified mother tongue tutor. Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you — I’m going by foot. Italian prepositions combine with the definite article to make one word. Una romantica notte d’estate — A romantic summer night. You’ll see this especially with food. Hi, I'm Dajana, I'm 31 years old and I come from Naples. This post assumes that you already have some familiarity with basic Italian (such as at least the present tense, past tense and some basic vocabulary) and that in particular you understand when to use each of the definite articles (il, lo, la, gli, etc.).