Translation of "of" - English-French dictionary

of

prepositionof /ʌv, ɒv/
indicates what sb or sth relates or belongs to or forms a part of
before a consonant: de , before a vowel: d' , de+le: du , de+les: des

the name of the school
le nom de l'école

a friend of mine
un de mes amis

a representative of the government
un représentant du gouvernement

a piece of the puzzle
un norceau du puzzle

the beginning of the year
le début de l'année
indicates what sth contains, or consists of
de/d'/du/des

a glass of milk
un verre de lait

a group of protesters
un groupe de manifestants

a book of short stories
un livre de nouvelles
indicates a measurement or date
de/d'/du/des

a ton of cement
une tonne de ciment

a tablespoon of butter
une cuillère à soupe de beurre

a rate of 2.2%
un taux de 2,2%

the third of August
le 3 août
showing or concerning sb or sth
de/d'/du/des

a picture of a family
une photo de famille

an architect's plan of the building
un plan d'architecte du bâtiment

the history of our country
l'histoire de notre pays
indicates a specific example of a more general word
de/d'/du/des

the state of Pennsylvania
l'état de Pennsylvanie

The thought of leaving worried him.
L'dée de partir le tracassait.
from a group
des

a few of the boys
quelques uns des garçons

one of the books
l'un des livres
indicates a particular number
de/d'

at the age of 5
à l'âge de 5 ans

a decrease of 20%
une diminution de 20%
indicates what causes sth
de/d'/du/des

the effects of poor diet on your health
les effets d'un régime maigre sur votre santé

He died of a rare disease.
Il est mort d'une maladie rare.

a fear of heights
une crainte des hauteurs
indicates who created a number of works of art, music, etc.
de/d'/du/des

the music of Mozart
la musique de Mozart

the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
l'arcchitecture de Frank Lloyd Wright
indicates who or what does sth
de/d'/du/des

the movement of the crowd
le mouvement de la foule

the mooing of the cows
le meuglement des vaches
indicates who shows a particular trait
de la part de/d'/du/des

That was nice of him!
C'était sympa de sa part !

It was mean of you to ignore her.
C'était mesquin de ta part de l'ignorer.
indicates a number of minutes before an hour
moins

It's ten of four.
Il est quatre heures moins dix.
quarter of
fifteen minutes before
moins le quart

It's quarter of one.
Il est une heure moins le quart

(Translation of “of” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

of

preposition /əv/

belonging to

de
a friend of mine.

away from (a place etc); after (a given time)

de
within five miles of London
within a year of his death.

written etc by

de
the plays of Shakespeare.

belonging to or forming a group

de
He is one of my friends.

showing

de
a picture of my father.

made from; consisting of

en, de
a dress of silk
a collection of pictures.

used to show an amount, measurement of something

de
five bags of coal.

about

de
an account of his work.

containing

de
a box of chocolates.

used to show a cause

de
She died of hunger.

used to show a loss or removal

de
She was robbed of her jewels.

used to show the connection between an action and its object

de
the smoking of a cigarette.

used to show character, qualities etc

de
a man of courage.

(American) (of time) a certain number of minutes before (the hour)

moins
It’s ten minutes of three.

(Translation of “of” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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