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"De" is a preposition which is often translated as "from", and "más" is an adverb which is often translated as "more". Learn more about the difference between "de" and "más" below.
de(
deh
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate origin)
a. from
Mis padres vienen de Nicaragua.My parents are from Nicaragua.
2. (used to indicate material)
a. of
Esta mesa está hecha de plástico.This table is made of plastic.
3. (used to express possession)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te recojo en el coche de mi padre.I'll come get you in my father's car.
¿Esa no es la casa de Susana?Isn't that Susana's house?
4. (used to indicate characteristics)
a. of
La comida era de gran calidad.The food was of great quality.
5. (used to indicate content)
a. of
Andrés siempre llevaba una bolsa de canicas.Andres always carried around a bag of marbles.
6. (with compound nouns)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Voy a comprar otro traje de baño para el verano.I'm going to buy another bathing suit for the summer.
Se usa la palanca de cambios para cambiar las marchas.You use the gear shift to change the gears.
7. (used to indicate time)
a. in
Es mejor trabajar de mañana.It is better to work in the morning.
8. (used to express cause)
a. with
Me sorprendí llorando de pena al pensar en él.I caught myself crying with sorrow when I thought of him.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
9. (letter)
a. d
¿Dijiste la letra de o te?Did you say the letter d or t?
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más(
mahs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (comparative)
a. more (with adjective)
Es más guapo que su hermano.He is more handsome than his brother.
Es mucho más simpática cuando la conoces bien.She is much nicer when you get to know her.
b. more (with verb)
No te preocupes más. Yo me encargaré de todo.Don't worry any more. I'll take care of everything.
¿Quieres más?Would you like some more?
c. more (with noun)
¿Puedes comprar más pan en la tienda?Can you buy more bread at the store?
d. more (after a noun)
Necesito dos huevos más para la receta.I need two more eggs for the recipe.
Solo me voy a comer un chocolate más.I'm only going to eat one more chocolate.
2. (superlative)
a. most (with adjective)
Quiero el teléfono más caro de la tienda.I want the most expensive telephone in the shop.
b. most (with verb)
Es la que más trabaja de la empresa.She is the one who works the most at the company.
3. (intensity)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Qué chico más listo!¡What a clever guy!
¿Conoces a Pablo? ¡Es más guapo!Do you know Pablo? He's so good looking!
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (addition)
a. plus
Siete más tres es igual a diez.Seven plus three equals ten.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (with pronouns)
a. else
¿Quién más quiere una hamburguesa?Who else wants a burger?
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