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

EXAMPLE

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

EXAMPLE

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

about - su/di

ABOUT meaning Approximately

EXAMPLE

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.

EXAMPLE

Il negozio apre verso mezzogiorno
The shop opens at about midday



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