How to use Preposition DA with Adjectives

In this post, you’ll learn How to use Preposition DA with Adjectives to improve your Italian and avoid mistakes.

Italian Adjectives are frequently followed by prepositions (words like DI, A, and CON).

Sad to say, there is no rule that says which preposition should be used with which adjective. When you learn a new adjective, you should also learn the preposition that goes with it and note the “collocation” or combination in your vocabulary notebook.

Here included are lists of adjectives that take certain prepositions, as well as a few sample sentences for each category with audio to memorize easily.

ADJECTIVES + PREPOSITION “DA” -> How to use Preposition DA with Adjectives

(most frequent adjectives)


ADJECTIVE + preposition DA

annoiato da

(you can use also di)

bored with/by sth/so


annoiato dai (da+i) soliti film di Natale. (I’m bored by the usual Christmas films)

deluso da

also di

disappointed with


Sono deluso dal tuo progetto. (I’m disappointed with your project.)

dipendente da

dependent on sth/so


dipende solo da te (it depends entirely on you, it’s entirely up to you)

distante da

distant from sth


Milano dista quasi seicento chilometri da Roma (Milano is distant almost 600 Km from Rome)

diverso da

(you can use also per)

different from sth/so

Il mio test è diverso dal (DA+IL) tuo. (My test is different from 

escluso da

to exclude sb (from)


Marco è stato escluso dall‘(da + il) elenco (Marco was left off/exclude from the list)

indipendente da

independent of/from


è indipendente dalla (da+il) mia volontà (it is independent of/beyond my control)

libero da

(you can use also di)

free of sth


Sono libero da tutte le regole (I’m free of all the rules)

lontano da

far /stay away from sth/so


Roma è lontana da Parigi (Rome is far away from Paris)

È meglio stare lontano da questa città. (It is better to stay away from this city)

reduce da

back from sth


Quel cantante è reduce da una tournée in America Latina. (That singer is just back from a tour in Latin America)

sorpreso da

(also di, a, per)

surprised by sth


Sono rimasto molto sorpreso dalla notizia (I was very surprised by the news.)



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