"The restaurant opens in February."
Translation:Il ristorante apre a febbraio.
is "a" the only preposition accepted when referring to months? If not, can anyone give me some examples of when you would use other prepositions?
FWIW, I just translated the sentence as "apre in febbraio" and it was accepted.
Found these on the web: http://www.rocketlanguages.com/italian/learn/italian-prepositions/
apre di febbraio was accepted too. Also, months aren't proper nouns in Italian so they aren't capitalised.
It sure would be nice if Duolingo would shed some serious light on what the major differences between "a" and "in" are. I still haven't been able to figure that out on my own. One thought, thought: could it be as simple as that you use "a" before months beginning with a consonant and "in" before those beginning with a vowel??
The preposition di usually means of.
But it can also mean:
from, when following essere: Io sono di Svezia (I am from Sweden)
at, when specifying time of day or day of week: Di notte (at night)
about: È sempre parlare di calcio (It's always talk about football)