Translation of of in Spanish:
- 1 (indicating relationship, material, content) the son of Mr and Mrs T Phippsit's made of woodel hijo de los señores Phippsa box of chocolatesestá hecho de maderaa kilo of grapesuna caja de bombonesthat piece of Schumann'sun kilo de uvasa colleague of mine/his/oursesa pieza de Schumannit's no business of yours that brother of yoursun colega mío/suyo/nuestroel loco ( or estúpido or irresponsable etc) de tu hermanoExample sentences
- Police said two of the men charged were using false identities.
- Some of the children had fallen asleep.
- His career as television's pre-eminent art historian started with a series of programmes made for ITV.
- He was about five years older than me but I knew him as he was the son of one of my mum's friends
- Back in the early 1960s, the government of Italy decided to set up an agency to regulate the production of wines.
- On the cover was a photograph of an elderly couple, a man standing behind a lady with his arms wrapped tightly around her.
- 2 (descriptive use) See examples: the city of Athensa girl by the name of Elizabethla ciudad de Atenasa boy of tenuna niña llamada Elizabetha woman of courage/characterun niño de diez añosa matter of great urgencyuna mujer valiente/de caráctera brute of a manun asunto de extrema urgenciahe's a giant of a manuna bestia de hombrea little gem of a playes un giganteuna obra que es una joyitaExample sentences
- It was a packed house, with people of all ages enjoying a brilliant night out.
- Two thirds of the artists were of Jewish backgrounds.
- According to myth, the city of Rome was founded by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, in 753 BC.
- 3 3.1 (partitive use) See examples: there were eight of ushe invited the eight of uséramos ochosix of them survivednos invitó a los ochomany of youseis de ellos sobrevivieronthe whole of the second floormuchos de ustedesof all the stupid things to say!todo el segundo pisofancy choosing herof all people!¡mira qué cosa de ir a decir!you of all people should have known better¡mira que elegirla a ella!he drank of the wine [archaic]tú deberías haberlo sabido mejor que nadie3.2 (with superl) the wisest of menbebió del vinothe best of solutionsel más sabio de los hombresthey're the happiest of couplesla mejor de las solucionesmost of allson una pareja muy feliz or que no podría ser más felizmás que nada
- 4, (indicating date, time) See examples: the sixth of Octoberit is ten (minutes) of five (American English)el seis de octubreit is a quarter of five (American English)son las cinco menos diezson diez para las cinco (Latin America except River Plate area)of an evening we like to sit in the gardenson las cinco menos cuartoson un cuarto para las cinco (Latin America except River Plate area)Jane, his wife of six months …por las noches nos gusta sentarnos en el jardínher friend of over 20 yearsJane, con la que llevaba/lleva casado seis meses …su amigo de hace más de 20 añosExample sentences
- I want you home by quarter of five because your grandma's coming for dinner at five.
- I'd love to stay here with you, but it's ten of two.
- We were still eating supper when Gabe knocked on the door at quarter of eight.
- 5 (on the part of) See examples: it was very kind of youhow good of him to send me flowersfue muy amable de su parteit seems very cruel of them not to invite her¡qué detalle el suyo mandarme flores!the stupidity of the woman!me parece una crueldad que no la inviten¡hay que ver la estupidez de esta mujer!Example sentences
- He could face up to seven years in prison if found guilty of all charges against him.
- She said she panics when people are behind her and has become suspicious of men.
- Well, it was kind of him to let you stay here.
- 6 (inherent in) See examples: the senselessness of it all, that's what depresses methe worry of it nearly drove her mades lo absurdo de todo el asunto lo que me deprimethe cheek of it!casi se vuelve loca de la preocupación¡qué descaro!
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.