how to express about in italian

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

ENGLISH

ITALIAN

A book about Ancient Roman History

Un libro sulla storia degli antichi Romani

What do you think about that book?

Cosa ne pensi di questo libro?


ABOUT meaning Approximately

ENGLISH

ITALIAN

There are about 10 people at the party.

Ci sono circa 10 persone alla festa.

The shop opens at about midday

il negozio apre verso mezzogiorno

Mario is about forty.

Mario è sui quaranta anni/ Mario è sulla ventina.

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