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Those tricky words: di ✔


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la macchina del mio amico
my friend's car ('di' meaning 'by/of' + possession/authorship)
un libro di Umberto Eco
a book by Umberto Eco ('di' meaning 'by/of' + possession/authorship)
il sindaco di Milano
the mayor of Milan ('di' meaning 'of' relating to quality/name)
tavolo di cucina
kitchen table ('di' meaning 'of' relating to quality/name)
fatto di legno
made of wood ('di' meaning '(made) of')
un sacchetto di plastica
a plastic bag ('di' meaning '(made) of')
uscire di casa
to leave the house ('di' meaning 'out of/from' + place/position)
sono di Roma
I come from Rome ('di' meaning 'out of/from' + place/position)
di domenica
on Sundays ('di' relating to a regular/repeated/general period of time)
di sera
in the evening ('di' relating to a regular/repeated/general period of time)
un bimbo di 2 anni
a 2-year-old child ('di' relating to measure)
un chilo di farina
a kilo of flour ('di' relating to measure)
vestirsi di bianco
to dress in white ('di' relating to means/mode/cause)
ridere di gusto
to laugh heartily ('di' relating to means/mode/cause)
discutere del tempo
to talk about the weather ('di' meaning 'of/about' + argument/discussion)
un saggio di critica letteraria
an essay in/of literary criticism ('di' meaning 'of/about' + argument/discussion)
pieno di
full of ('di' meaning 'of' + abundance/lack)
privo di
lacking in ('di' meaning 'of' + abundance/lack)
il migliore della classe
the best in the class ('di' meaning 'than/of/in' + comparative/superlative)
è meglio di me
he's better than me ('di' meaning 'than/of/in' + comparative/superlative)
credo di capire
I think (that) I understand ('di' to introduce an infinitive)
ti chiedo di dirmi la verità
I ask you (sing.) to tell me the truth ('di' to introduce an infinitive)
vuoi dei biscotti?
would you (sing.) like some biscuits? ('di' as a partitive article meaning 'some/any')
non ho dei libri
I haven't any books, ('di' as a partitive article meaning 'some/any')