Le preposizioni di tempo in inglese
In questa pagina verranno presentate tutte le preposizioni di tempo rilevanti, con relativi esempi.
Nota: Non si usano le preposizioni ti tempo con gli aggettivi "every", "last/ next" e "this/ that".
|parti del giorno |
(escluse "night" e "midnight")
|I prefer studying in the morning/ afternoon. |
|mesi||Laura and I went to Belgium in March/ August. |
|stagioni||It gets very hot here in summer. |
|anni||I was born in 1998. |
|secoli||Digital computers were invented in the twentieth century. |
|periodi storici||In the Middle Ages, the Church was at the center of the European universe. |
L' espressione "in tempo" si traduce con "in time":
- I don't know if we'll be able to arrive in time for the start.
(Non so se riusciremo ad arrivare in tempo per la partenza)
L' espressione "infine, alla fine (di tutto)" si traduce con "in the end":
- The situation looked dire, but in the end everyone was fine.
(La situazione sembrava terribile, ma alla fine [di tutto] tutti stavano bene)
|ore||I usually wake up at 9:30. |
|circa un momento (compresi i pasti)||At that time we didn't know each other. |
I have to make a video call at noon/ midday.
She's always on Instagram at lunchtime.
|"night" e "midnight"||You should sleep at night. |
At midnight he was playing video games.
|periodi festivi||What are you doing at Easter? |
|età||They still didn't know how to work at eighteen! |
"alla fine" si dice "at the end":
- What happens at the end of the movie?
(Cosa succede alla fine del film?)
|giorni della settimana (opzionale)||What are you doing (on) Saturday? |
(On) Tuesday morning I have to go to school.
|date (opzionale)||(On) August 23rd I leave for Brussels. |
|con i giorni specifici in generale||You will receive an amazing gift on your birthday. |
(On) the day of his graduation we went to that club.
I will be staying home on Christmas Day.
L' espressione "in orario, puntuale" si dice "on time":
- Will they ever get to work on time?
(Arriveranno mai a lavoro in orario?)
Altre preposizioni di tempo in inglese
|after||[ˈæf.tɚ]||dopo||After lunch I'm going to do some studying. |
After three hours we still hadn't made it.
|ago||[əˈɡoʊ]||..fa||We were in Bologna two weeks ago. |
I called her a moment ago.
|before||[bəˈfɔɹ]/ [biˈfɔɹ]||prima di||We have to leave before January 8. |
|between.. and||[bɪˈtwin]||tra.. e||We will be in Rome between April 21 and May 12. |
I'm free between 10am and 4pm.
|by (+ punto nel tempo)||[baɪ]||per (entro)||I'll be making money by the end of the year. |
|during||[ˈd(j)ʊɚ.ɪŋ]/ [ˈdɝ.ɪŋ]||durante||I met a lot of nice people during this event! |
She always sleeps during the day.
Nota: In contesti informali può essere omesso
unstressed: [fɚ]/ [fə]
|per, da (+ arco di tempo)||We must stay here for at least thirty minutes. |
He's been complaining for an hour now!
|from.. to||[fɹʌm].. [tu] |
unstressed: [fɹəm] [tə] (prima di una consonante)/ [tʊ] (prima di una vocale)
|da.. a||John was in China from 1996 to 2003. |
We will be at the store from 3 to 6.
|in, fra, da (+ arco di tempo)|
Nota: Per il significato "da" può essere impiegata solo in frasi negative.
|I was able to do it in an hour. |
I'm on my way. I'll be there in about 20 minutes.
She hasn't talked in two hours.
|over (+ breve arco di tempo)||[ˈoʊ.vɚ]||per||What did you say you were going over the weekend? |
|since (+ punto nel tempo)||[sɪns]||da||They've been talking since 8am. |
|till, until (+ punto nel tempo)||[tɪl], [ʌnˈtɪl]||fino a||Until yesterday, I didn't know you were that rich. |
|within (+ arco di tempo)||[wɪðˈɪn]/ [wɪˈθɪn]||entro||The subscription must be cancelled within seven days of its purchase or you will be charged the following week. |