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"De" is a preposition which is often translated as "from", and "detalle" is a noun which is often translated as "detail". Learn more about the difference between "de" and "detalle" 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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detalle(
deh
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tah
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yeh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fact)
a. detail
Me gustaría saber todos los detalles de lo que sucedió.I would like to know all the details of what happened.
2. (present)
a. small gift
Les compré a todas las compañeras del trabajo un detalle en Jamaica.I bought a small gift in Jamaica for all my coworkers.
3. (courtesy)
a. nice gesture
El ramo de flores fue un detalle muy bonito.The bouquet of flowers was a very nice gesture.
4. (decoration)
a. trimming
Lisa se puso un vestido de seda con detalles en encaje.Lisa was wearing a silk dress with trimmings in lace.
b. detail
En la foto puedes ver los detalles de las columnas con mosaicos de flores.In the picture you can see the flower mosaic details of the columns.
5. (economics)
a. statement
Si desea ver el detalle de su factura, puede hacerlo en la página web de la empresa.If you wish to see your bill statement, you can do it through our company's web page.
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