Sopra vs sul
I put salt on the meat
Why is this translated as Metto sale sopra la carne instead of metto sale sulla carne
Su means "on" but sopra means "above" or "over." It seems strange to me to use sopra for this, although I guess technically speaking you really do put the salt above the meat and then let it fall onto it. I posted a question about it on WordReference. We'll see if anyone responds. The original thread is eight years old . . .