dalla a alla zeta

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the prepositional phrase dalla a alla zetawhich means from a to z.

See the phrase used below:

A Natale mio zio mi ha regalato un’enciclopedia su Star Wars che spiega tutto di quei film, dalla a alla zeta.

For Christmas my uncle gave me an encyclopedia about Star Wars that explains everything about the films, from A to Z.

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Grammar Note:

Did you know that in Italian there are four types of prepositions? Semplice (like a, di, da, su, etc.), articolate (when the preposition combines with the definite article, like alla, dello, sullo, etc.), improprie (such as secondo, lungo, durante), and locuzioni preposizionali (such as a causa di, per mezzo di, etc.).

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