What is the difference between de and di?
what's the difference? I know you can conjoin de + an article. Is this only to show possession?
Ex: le bottiglie di ghiaccio i biscotti del ragazzo (de+il)
DI = of
DEL (della, degli and so on) = of the
of course the use of the article is different in Italian and English, maybe that's your problem. In such case we can check some sentences that you don't find easy together and try to find a rule that works.