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of
American English: /əv/
British English: /ɒv/
, /(ə)v/

Translation of of in Spanish:

preposition

  • 1 (indicating relationship, material, content) the son of Mr and Mrs T Phipps
    el hijo de los señores Phipps
    it's made of wood
    es de madera
    está hecho de madera
    a box of chocolates
    una caja de bombones
    a kilo of grapes
    un kilo de uvas
    that piece of Schumann's
    esa pieza de Schumann
    a colleague of mine/his/ours
    un colega mío/suyo/nuestro
    it's no business of yours that brother of yours
    el loco ( or estúpido or irresponsable etc) de tu hermano
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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) the city of Athens
    la ciudad de Atenas
    a girl by the name of Elizabeth
    una niña llamada Elizabeth
    a boy of ten
    un niño de diez años
    a woman of courage/character
    una mujer valiente/de carácter
    a matter of great urgency
    un asunto de extrema urgencia
    a brute of a man
    una bestia de hombre
    he's a giant of a man
    es un gigante
    a little gem of a play
    una obra que es una joyita
    Example 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) there were eight of us
    éramos ocho
    he invited the eight of us
    nos invitó a los ocho
    six of them survived
    seis de ellos sobrevivieron
    many of you
    muchos de ustedes
    the whole of the second floor
    todo el segundo piso
    of all the stupid things to say!
    ¡mira qué cosa de ir a decir!
    fancy choosing herof all people!
    ¡mira que elegirla a ella!
    you of all people should have known better
    tú deberías haberlo sabido mejor que nadie
    he drank of the wine [archaic]
    bebió del vino
    3.2 (with superl) the wisest of men
    el más sabio de los hombres
    the best of solutions
    la mejor de las soluciones
    they're the happiest of couples
    son una pareja muy feliz or que no podría ser más feliz
    most of all
    más que nada
  • 4, (indicating date, time) the sixth of October
    el seis de octubre
    it is ten (minutes) of five (American English)
    son las cinco menos diez
    son diez para las cinco (Latin America except River Plate area)
    it is a quarter of five (American English)
    son las cinco menos cuarto
    son un cuarto para las cinco (Latin America except River Plate area)
    of an evening we like to sit in the garden
    por las noches nos gusta sentarnos en el jardín
    Jane, his wife of six months …
    Jane, con la que llevaba/lleva casado seis meses …
    her friend of over 20 years
    su amigo de hace más de 20 años
    Example 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) it was very kind of you
    fue muy amable de su parte
    how good of him to send me flowers
    ¡qué detalle el suyo mandarme flores!
    it seems very cruel of them not to invite her
    me parece una crueldad que no la inviten
    the stupidity of the woman!
    ¡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) the senselessness of it all, that's what depresses me
    es lo absurdo de todo el asunto lo que me deprime
    the worry of it nearly drove her mad
    casi se vuelve loca de la preocupación
    the cheek of it!
    ¡qué descaro!
  • 7 7.1 (indicating cause) it's a problem of their own making
    es un problema que ellos mismos se han creado
    what did he die of?
    ¿de qué murió?
    of itself
    Example sentences
    • He died of a heart attack at the age of 58.
    7.2 (by) [archaic] beloved of all
    querido por or de todos

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