Translation of "of" - English-Spanish dictionary

of

preposition uk strong /ɒv/ weak /əv/

A1 belonging to or relating to someone or something

de
She is a friend of my cousin.
I like the colour of her hair.

A1 used after words that show an amount

de
a bag of apples
both of us

A1 containing

de
a glass of milk

A1 used with numbers, ages, and dates

de
a boy of six
the 14th of February

A2 showing position or direction

de
the front of the queue
a small town north of Edinburgh

A2 showing someone or something

de
a map of the city
a photo of my boyfriend

A2 used when comparing related things

de
He’s the best-looking of the three brothers.

B1 showing a reason or cause

de, por
He died of cancer.

used after an adjective when judging someone’s behaviour

(por parte) de
It was very nice of you to think of us.

(Translation of “of” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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

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)

menos
It’s ten minutes of three.

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

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