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

Translation of of in French:


  • 1 (in most uses) the leg of the table
    le pied de la table
    the difficulty of the work
    la difficulté du travail
    the king of beasts
    le roi des animaux
  • 2 (made or consisting of) See examples: a ring (made) of gold
    une bague en or
    a plaque (made) of grey marble
    une plaque en marbre gris
    a will of iron
    une volonté de fer
    a heart of stone
    un cœur de pierre
  • 3 (indicating an agent) See examples: that's kind of you/him
    c'est très gentil de votre/sa part, c'est très gentil à vous/à lui
  • 4 (indicating a proportion or fraction) See examples: some of us stayed for dinner
    quelques-uns d'entre nous sont restés dîner
    several of them were rotten
    plusieurs (d'entre eux) étaient pourris
    of the twelve of us only nine could swim
    sur les douze (que nous étions) neuf seulement savaient nager
  • 5 (British English) (in expressions of time) See examples: of an evening
    le soir
    of a morning
    le matin
    I like to play golf of an afternoon
    j'aime jouer au golf l'après-midi
    late old

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