Translation of "on" - English-Italian dictionary


preposition uk /ɒn/

A1 on a surface of something

I put the book on that shelf.
He stepped on my foot.

A1 covering, touching, attached to, or hanging from something

You have blood on your shirt.
Which finger do you wear your ring on?

A1 used to show the date or day when something happens

usato prima di un giorno della setimana o di una data per esprimere quando accade qualcosa
He will arrive on 14 February.
I have to work on Saturday.

A2 used to refer to a place when giving directions

a, su
Take the first turning on the right.
Our house is the second on the left after the stop sign.

A2 in a particular place

a, su
See the diagram on page 22.
I met her on a ship.

A2 being broadcast or presented

a, in
What’s on TV tonight?

A2 used to show what money or time is used for

per, su
She refuses to spend more than £40 on a pair of shoes.
We’ve wasted too much time on this already.

A2 used to show some methods of travelling

in, su
Did you go over on the ferry?

B1 about


B1 next to or along the side of

in, su
The bank is on Maple Street.
Cambridge is on the River Cam.
Cincinnati is on the Ohio River.

B1 using something

I spoke to Dad on the phone.
I was working on my computer.

(Translation of “on preposition” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)