Neapolitan/prepositions

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Neapolitan Primer
Neapolitan English
a to
in* in
'ncoppe/'ngoppe on
'a from (somewhere)
addu from
arrèto, nnerèto behind
affianco, appriesso, azzicco beside, next to
cóntro against
cu with
d'/'e* of
dinto, into within, inside
fòre, fòra outside
ncòppa on, above
nfino a, nsino a until
pe'/p'* for
sótto under
tra, nfra between, among, within, in
  • Note:
d' is used before a word beginning with a vowel (d"o, for example), 'e is used before consonants.
in usually becomes 'n or 'm before a consonant ('ncielo (in the sky) or 'mmiezo (in the middle)), for example.
p' is used before a word beginning with a vowel (p"o, for example), pe' is used before consonants.


Prepostions in Neapolitan are not generally articulated as they are in Italian, with the following exceptions:

ô = a + 'o (Italian: al, allo) = to the (masculine)
â = a + 'a (Italian: alla) = to the (feminine)
ê = a + 'e (Italian: ai, agli, alle) = to the (plural)
(d)int'o = in + 'o (Italian: nel, nello) = in the (masculine)
(d)int'a = in + 'a (Italian: nella) = in the (feminine)
(d)int'e = in + 'e (Italian: nei, negli, nelle) = (plural)
  • Note that "in the" is not commonly used and usually you only use "in"
'ncopp'o = ncoppe + 'o (Italian: sullo) = on the (masculine)
'ncopp'a = ncoppe + 'a (Italian: sulla) = on the (feminine)
'ncopp'e = ncoppe + 'e (Italian: sui, segli, sulle) = on the (plural)