Translation of "of" - English-Italian dictionary

of

preposition uk strong /ɒv/ weak /əv/

A1 belonging to or relating to someone or something

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

A1 used after words that show an amount

di
a bag of apples
both of us

A1 containing

di
a glass of milk

A1 used with numbers, ages, and dates

di
a boy of six
the 14th of February

A2 showing position or direction

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

A2 showing someone or something

di
a map of the city
a photo of my boyfriend

A2 used when comparing related things

di, tra
He’s the best-looking of the three brothers.

B1 showing a reason or cause

di
He died of cancer.

used after an adjective when judging someone’s behaviour

di, da parte mia/tua/ecc., a
It was very nice of you to think of us.

(Translation of “of” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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