Quick answer
"De" is a preposition which is often translated as "from", and "por semana" is a phrase which is often translated as "per week". Learn more about the difference between "de" and "por semana" below.
de(
deh
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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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por semana
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. per week
Ahora tienes la oportunidad de ganar hasta €1000 por semana trabajando desde casa.Now you have the chance to earn up to €1000 per week working from home.
b. a week
Como esta es una ciudad grande y nosotros vivimos tan lejos, nos vemos solo una vez por semana.Since this is a big city and we live so far apart, we see each other only once a week.
c. weekly
¿Te pagan por mes o por semana?Are you paid monthly or weekly?
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