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"Es de" is a phrase which is often translated as "is from", and "está hecho de" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's made of". Learn more about the difference between "es de" and "está hecho de" below.
es de(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to indicate origin)
a. is from
¿Conoces a mi prima? Es de Panamá.Have you met my cousin? She's from Panama.
2. (used to indicate possession)
a. it is
¿Puedes devolver esta tiza? Es del Sr. Martínez.Can you return this chalk? It's Mr. Martinez's.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Creo que esa mochila es de Juanjo.I think that backpack is Juanjo's.
Ese vestido de boda es de mi abuela.That wedding dress is my grandmother's.
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está hecho de(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it's made of
Es resistente porque está hecho de acero.It's resistant because it's made of steel.
b. is made of
El librero está hecho de ébano.The bookcase is made of ebony.
c. it's made out of
Está hecho de materiales reciclados.It's made out of recycled materials.
d. is made out of
El portarretratos que me dio Inés está hecho de palitos de paleta.The photo frame Ines gave me is made out of popsicle sticks.
e. it's made from
¿Sabías que está hecho de savia?Did you know it's made from sap?
f. is made from
El mezcal está hecho de agave.Mezcal is made from agave.
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