How to Express FOR in Italian

Learn more about How to express the English preposition FOR in Italian.
Some Italian expressions are different from the usual equivalent of English expressions.



Expressing Benefit


Ho comprato dei vestiti per l’estate

I bought some clothes for the summer.

ho comprato dei vestiti per l'estate How to Express FOR in Italian
I bought some clothes for the summer How to Express FOR in Italian

Marta ha organizzato una festa per il compleanno di suo marito

Marta organized a party for her husband’s birthday

More Examples:

🇮🇹 Un regalo per suo marito 🇬🇧 A present for her husband

🇮🇹 Un premio per qualcuno 🇬🇧 A reward por someone

🇮🇹 A tuo beneficio 🇬🇧 For your benefit


Expressing Purpose

Cosa c’è per pranzo?

What’s for lunch?

cosa c'è per pranzo? How to Express FOR in Italian
What's for lunch? How to Express FOR in Italian

I miei genitori vengono a cena da noi.

My parents are coming to our house for dinner.

More Example:

🇮🇹 per divertimento 🇬🇧 for pleasure

🇮🇹 che cosa c’è per cena? 🇬🇧 what’s for dinner?

🇮🇹 vengono a cena da me 🇬🇧 they are coming to my house for dinner

🇮🇹 a scopo di lucro f 🇬🇧 or monetary gain

🇮🇹 a che cosa serve? 🇬🇧 what’s for?


Expressing Cause

I bambini gridano di gioia

The children shout for joy

i bambini gridano di gioia How to Express FOR in Italian
the children shout for joy How to Express FOR in Italian

More Examples:

🇮🇹 E’ stato imprigionato per omicidio 🇬🇧 He was jailed for murder

🇮🇹 Per questo motivo 🇬🇧 For this reason


Expressing Time

Vivo in Italia da 10 anni

I have been living in Italy for 10 years

vivo in italia da 10 anni How to Express FOR in Italian
i have been living in italy for 10 years How to Express FOR in Italian

Ho vissuto in Italia per 10 anni quando ero giovane.

I lived in Italy for 10 years when I was young

More Examples

🇮🇹 Era da 5 anni che vivevo a Roma 🇬🇧 I had been living in Roma for 5 years

🇮🇹 Sarà a Firenze per due settimane 🇬🇧 She will be in Florence for 2 weeks


Expressing Place

Parto per la Francia.

I’m leaving for France

parto per la francia How to Express FOR in Italian
i'm leaving for france How to Express FOR in Italian

Il treno sul primo binario parte per Bologna.

The train on the first track leaves for Bologna.

More Examples

🇮🇹 A Roma di cambia per Ancona 🇬🇧 In Rome you change for Ancona


Other Expression

Per esempio

For example

In vendita

For sale

in vendita How to Express FOR in Italian
for sale How to Express FOR in Italian



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