How to Express ABOUT in Italian

How to use the common English preposition ABOUT in Italian. Some Italian expressions are different from the usual equivalent of English expression. 

ABOUT meaning Concerning


Un libro sulla storia degli antichi Romani
A book about Ancient Roman History


Cosa ne pensi di questo libro?
What do you think about that book?

about - su/di

ABOUT meaning Approximately


Ci sono circa 10 persone alla festa.
There are about 10 people at the party.

Mario è sui quaranta anni/ Mario è sulla ventina.
Mario is about forty.


Il negozio apre verso mezzogiorno
The shop opens at about midday

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