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Difference between "di" and "su"

Both of these prepositions mean "about".

So when do you use which?

May 2, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dwarven_hydra

"Su" is about in a physical sense, exempli gratia, "he was walking about the area", I suppose. "Di" is more of an....abstract sense, and can often be replaced with "of", or "concerning", exempli gratia, "He was thinking about his girlfriend." :3

May 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/708

There's a question in one of the exercises and it goes something like "Loro scrivono su di lei" Mind explaining why both words're used? Thanks in advance :)

May 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CezTec

I think its like "che cosa", where a couple of different words could be used and are correct, as well using them all is correct. Not totally sure though

July 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ariaflame

Possibly since some meanings of both 'di' and 'su' are not 'about', using them together emphasises that this is the 'about' meaning.

September 12, 2013
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