What does "de" mean in "ir de compras"?

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In "de samana", "de" means "of". How about the "de" in "ir de compras"?

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updated ENE 2, 2013
posted by joygogo

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Ir de compras is an idiomatic phrase meaning to go shopping. You should not expect each word to translate. You are literally saying "Going of shopping" but that is not correct in English. The presposition de usually translates as of or from in English.

updated ENE 2, 2013
posted by francobollo