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German translation of 'of'

Word Frequency

of

[ɒv, əv ]
preposition
1.  von +datuse of gen
the wife of the doctor die Frau des Arztesdie Frau vom Arzt
a friend of ours ein Freund/eine Freundin von uns
a painting of the Queen ein Gemälde nt von der Königin
a painting of the Queen’s (belonging to her) ein Gemälde (im Besitz) der Königin
of it davon
the first of May der Erste Mai
that damn dog of theirs (informal) ihr verdammter Hund (inf)
it is very kind of you es ist sehr freundlich von Ihnen
south of Paris südlich von Paris
within a month of his death einen Monat nach seinem Tod
a quarter of six (US) Viertel vor sechs
fear of God Gottesfurcht f
his love of his father die Liebe zu seinem Vater
he is a leader of men er hat die Fähigkeit, Menschen zu führen
writer of legal articles Verfasser von juristischen Artikeln
love of God for man Liebe Gottes zu den Menschen
affection of a mother Mutterliebe f
the whole of the house das ganze Haus
half of the house das halbe Haus
how many of them do you want? wie viele möchten Sie (davon)?
there were six of us wir waren zu sechst
he is not one of us er gehört nicht zu uns
one of the best einer der Besten
he asked the six of us to lunch er lud uns sechs zum Mittagessen ein
of the ten only one was absent von den zehn fehlte nur einer
today of all days ausgerechnet heute
you of all people ought to know gerade Sie sollten das wissen
he warned us of the danger er warnte uns vor der Gefahr
doctor of medicine Doktor der Medizin
what of it? ja und?
2.  (indicating cause)
he died of poison/cancer er starb an Gift/Krebs
he died of hunger er verhungerte
it tastes of garlic es schmeckt nach Knoblauch
3.  (indicating material) aus
a dress made of wool ein Wollkleid nt
4.  (indicating quality, identity etc)
a man of courage ein mutiger Mensch
a girl of ten ein zehnjähriges Mädchen
a matter of no importance eine Sache ohne Bedeutung
the city of Paris die Stadt Paris
where is that rascal of a boy? wo ist dieser verflixte Bengel?
that idiot of a waiter dieser Idiot von Kellner
5.  (in temporal phrases)
he’s become very quiet of late er ist letztlich so ruhig geworden
they go out of an evening (informal) sie gehen abends (schon mal) aus (inf)

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Example Sentences Including 'of'

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Patricia was reading Plaintiff's Exhibit 7 on her side of the table.
Lisa Scottoline RUNNING FROM THE LAW (2001)
Was I a relative or perhaps a close friend of Mr Tedeschi's, she asked me.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
Then I spoke... We had some sort of conversation, which I can't remember now.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
Finally she interrupted to ask which one of us was Mr Tedeschi.
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Trends of 'of'

Extremely Common. of is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'of' in Other Languages

British English: of /ɒv; əv/ PREPOSITION
belonging to You use of to show that one thing belongs to another.
…the holiday homes of the rich.
  • American English: of
  • Arabic: حَرْفُ وَصْلِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: de
  • Chinese: ...的
  • Croatian: od
  • Czech: z
  • Danish: af
  • Dutch: van
  • European Spanish: de
  • Finnish: NO TRANSLATION
  • French: de
  • German: von
  • Greek: εξ
  • Italian: di
  • Japanese: ・・・の
  • Korean: ...의 속하다
  • Norwegian: av
  • Polish: z
  • European Portuguese: de
  • Romanian: al
  • Russian: с
  • Latin American Spanish: de
  • Swedish: av
  • Thai: ของ
  • Turkish: onun
  • Ukrainian: вказує на приналежність предметa
  • Vietnamese: của sở hữu
British English: of /ɒv; əv/ PREPOSITION
used to talk about amounts You use of to talk about amounts.
...a glass of milk.
  • American English: of
  • Arabic: يعادل بناء الاضافة في اللغة العربية
  • Brazilian Portuguese: de
  • Chinese: 与量词连用
  • Croatian: od
  • Czech: od
  • Danish: no prep used in Danish
  • Dutch: met
  • European Spanish: de
  • Finnish: ilmaisee omistussuhdetta, liittymistä jhk ym., suom. yl genetiivirakenne
  • French: dequantité
  • German: sagt man nicht auf Deutsch
  • Greek: από
  • Italian: di
  • Japanese: ・・・の
  • Korean: ~의
  • Norwegian: med
  • Polish: nie tłumaczy się na język polski
  • European Portuguese: de
  • Romanian: de
  • Russian: (указывает на количественную характеристику)
  • Latin American Spanish: de
  • Swedish: med
  • Thai: ในจำนวน
  • Turkish: nın
  • Ukrainian: вказує на кількісну характеристику
  • Vietnamese: chứa
British English: of /ɒv; əv/ PREPOSITION
about You use of to mean about.
He was thinking of her.
  • American English: of
  • Arabic: عَنْ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: em
  • Chinese: 关于
  • Croatian: o
  • Czech: o
  • Danish:
  • Dutch: aan
  • European Spanish: en
  • Finnish: NO TRANSLATION
  • French: deà propos de
  • German: an
  • Greek: για
  • Italian: a
  • Japanese: ・・・について
  • Korean: ~에 대해서
  • Norwegian:
  • Polish: o
  • European Portuguese: sobre
  • Romanian: la
  • Russian: о
  • Latin American Spanish: sobreacerca de
  • Swedish:
  • Thai: เกี่ยวกับ
  • Turkish: hakkında
  • Ukrainian: про
  • Vietnamese: về

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Translation of of from the Collins English to German
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