"de"

Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

"de" means of, about, on, with, because of, by, a . Can someone give examples of sentences using the different meanings of "de"?
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

I'll start with.... Yo soy de Estados Unidos. I am de United States. Opps! I don't know how to translate.
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

La casa de Pepe (Pepe's house) El hijo de Maria (Maria's son) Yo soy de los Estados Unidos (I am from the United States)
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

Here is one more: Hotel Del Coronado (del = de + el)
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

antes de, durante de, después de, encima de, al lado de...
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

I see "of" and "from". How about the others, "about", "on", "with", "because of", "by" and "a"?
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

By day is "de dia"; By night is "de noche" Here's "about" Ella sabe todo "de" las matemáticas. She knows everything "about" math. I am still missing "on", "with", "because of" and "a"
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola a todos, Aquí está otro ejemplo. Voy a darte algo de comer. Saludos, Ricardo
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

Here is another example. I am going to give you something "to" eat. Is this translation correct? I looked back and "to" is not one of the translation for "de".
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola Aurora, Yes, it means I'm going to give you something to eat. It's interchangeable with "algo para comer". I don't know exactly why "de" is used this way, perhaps it's idiomatic. There are times when I just accept that's the way things are said. Kind of like, why is a banana bent? ¿Quien sabe? Saludos, Ricardo
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

Thanks!
maha266

maha266

this is an article about " de " in Spanish. http://spanish.about.com/od/prepositions/a/preposition_de.htm

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