a scapito di

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the prepositional phrase (la locuzione preposizionalea scapito di, which means to the detriment.

See the prepositional phrase used below:

Il Professor Marino ha sgridato Michele perché non aveva studiato per l’esame oggi: “Passi troppe ore con i videogiochi a scapito dei tuoi compiti…vuoi essere bocciato in tutti i tuoi esami?”

Professor Marino scolded Michele because he hadn’t studied for today’s exam: “You spend too many hours with videogames to the detriment of your homework…do you want to fail all of your exams?”

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