Translation of "on" - English-Portuguese dictionary

on

preposition uk /ɒn/

A1 on a surface of something

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

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

em
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

no/na
He will arrive on 14 February.
I have to work on Saturday.

A2 used to refer to a place when giving directions

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

A2 in a particular place

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

A2 being broadcast or presented

em
What’s on TV tonight?

A2 used to show what money or time is used for

em
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

de, em
Did you go over on the ferry?

B1 about

sobre

B1 next to or along the side of

em
The bank is on Maple Street.
Cambridge is on the River Cam.
Cincinnati is on the Ohio River.

B1 using something

por, em, a
I spoke to Dad on the phone.
I was working on my computer.

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