del "from the" or "of the"

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How would you know if the meaning of del is "from the" or "of the".

La pelea del año = The fight of the year

Los muebles del norte = The furnitures from/of the north.

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updated MAR 30, 2010
posted by 009ee30f

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Hi estudiante,

La pelea del año = The fight of the year

In the sentence above, I would say that the context of the sentence should be sufficient to enable you to avoid such ambiguities.

Los muebles del norte = The furnitures from/of the north.

In this sentence, the sense that is being expressed can be summed up by the DRAE entry

From DRAE:

Denota de dónde es, viene o sale alguien o algo.

In this sense it does not matter much which you choose to use ("for" or "of") because in English, in the sense mentioned above either preposition would be a suitable alternative

updated MAR 30, 2010
edited by Izanoni1
posted by Izanoni1
good answer Iz.
A good research :-)