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"Il libro è facile da leggere."

May 19, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shirin-Rose

Why do they use "da" to mean "to" here? I've seen it in a few other instances too. Shouldn't it be "di"? Doesn't "da" mean "from"?


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When used with a verb to the infinitive "da" can introduce several meanings; you're usually fine if you take the verb to be passive: "facile da leggere" -> "easy to be read" -> easy to read; "cose da fare" -> "things to be done" -> "things to do". Or just translate "da" with "to", it's almost always that.

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