Prepositions and time (I)

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In Italian, to convey how much time it took, takes, or will take, the preposition in is used:

Grazie a Dio la metro funzionava senza problemi! Sono arrivato in dieci minuti per quel colloquio importante.

Thank God the metro was working without any problems! I got to that important interview in 10 minutes.

In other words, it took me 10 minutes to get there.

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