Italian preposition "su" and "in"

Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor September 10, 2016, 4:40 pm
Hi Rachelyeo,

The trick here is the word that comes after in, alto. In means in, but in alto means abovein the upper area!

Su is generally used with movement (Voglio andare su - I want to go up) and for translating "on", as in on the table, sul tavolo, on the wall, sul muro.

In alto is generally used to point at a general location. Sono in alto. I am above. Sono su. There is no "anchor point" as a table or the wall. Because of this it's also common to say sentences like Le chiavi sono in alto sul muro, the keys are above, on the wall.

Hope this helps!

Lucia
Italian preposition "su" and "in"
Jemma September 11, 2016, 2:33 am
Grazie, anche cosa significa "voglio" in inglese VS "vorrei"?

 
Italian preposition "su" and "in"
Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor September 11, 2016, 4:12 pm
Hi Rachelyeo,

Voglio means I want, while vorrei means I would like.

Lucia
Italian preposition "su" and "in"

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