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Meaning of “of” - Learner’s Dictionary

of

preposition     strong /ɒv/ weak /əv/
BELONG
A1 belonging or relating to someone or something: a friend of mine the colour of her hair part of the problemBelongings and possessions
AMOUNT
A1 used after words that show an amount: a kilo of apples both of us a handful of raisinsGeneral words for size and amountMeasurements in general
NUMBER
A1 used with numbers, ages, and dates: a boy of six a decrease of 10% the 14th of February 2012General words for size and amount
CONTAIN
A1 containing: a glass of milk sacks of rubbishIncluding and containingComprising and consisting of
MADE
made or consisting of: dresses of lace and silkIncluding and containingComprising and consisting ofComprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
ADJECTIVE/VERB
SHOW
A2 showing someone or something: a map of the city
CAUSE
B1 showing a reason or cause: He died of a heart attack.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
POSITION
A2 showing position or direction: the front of the queue a small town north of Seattle
ACTION/FEELING
used after nouns describing actions or feelings to mean 'done to' or 'experienced by': the destruction of the rain forest the suffering of millions
WRITTEN
B1 written or made by: the collected works of William Shakespeare
Translations of “of”
in Arabic أداة إضافة (نَحْو), مِن (كَميَّة مِن شَيء ما), مِن (مُحْتَوى مادّة مُعَيَّنة)…
in Korean -의, 양을 나타내는 말 뒤에 쓰임, -의 (내용물을 나타냄)…
in Malaysian (not translated), dari, hasil karya…
in French de, en, moins…
in Turkish ...nın/nin, bir şeye birine ilişkin/ait olmayı belirtir, miktar belirten sözcüklerden sonra kullanılır…
in Italian di, tra, da parte mia/tua/ecc.…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用於形容詞後, (用於連接特定的形容詞和名詞)…
in Russian указывает на принадлежность кому-либо/чему-либо, передается род. падежом, указывает на определенное количество чего-либо…
in Polish Przyimek of w wielu przypadkach nie ma odrębnego tłumaczenia, najczęściej of plus rzeczownik tłumaczy się rzeczownikiem w dopełniaczu, np. kolor jej włosów itp.…
in Vietnamese của, cách, bởi…
in Spanish de, por, (por parte) de…
in Portuguese de, da parte de…
in Thai ของ, จาก, โดย…
in German von, aus, mit…
in Catalan de, per, (de part) de…
in Japanese (所属、関係を表す)~の~, (量を表す言葉の後につく)~の量の, ~の入った~…
in Indonesian milik, dari, karya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用于形容词后, (用于连接特定的形容词和名词)…
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