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"Del" is a preposition which is often translated as "of the", and "por parte de" is a preposition which is often translated as "on the part of". Learn more about the difference between "del" and "por parte de" below.
del(
dehl
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (contraction of "de" plus "el")
a. of the
La mejor parte del fin de semana es comer con toda la familia los domingos.The best part of the weekend is having dinner with the whole family on Sundays.
b. from the
Acabo de llegar del parque.I've just come from the park.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El coche es del padre de un amigo.The car belongs to a friend's dad.
El libro del maestro tiene las repuestas al examen.The teacher's book has the answers to the exam.
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por parte de(
pohr
 
pahr
-
teh
 
deh
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (involving)
a. on the part of
Esta situación exige medidas enérgicas por parte de toda la comunidad educativa.This situation calls for firm action on the part of the whole teaching community.
b. by
El uso del sitio supondrá la aceptación de las normas de uso por parte del usuario.Use of the site will be taken to mean acceptance of the terms by the user.
2. (through the family of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El es mi primo segundo por parte de padre.He is my second cousin on my father's side.
Soy colombiano y tengo ascendencia francesa por parte de madre.I'm Colombian, but I have some French ancestry on my mother's side.
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