Quick answer
"From him" is a phrase which is often translated as "de él", and "of" is a preposition which is often translated as "de". Learn more about the difference between "from him" and "of" below.
from him
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. de él
I haven't seen Zack since he moved to Texas. Have you heard from him recently?No vi a Zack desde que se fue a vivir a Texas. ¿Sabes algo de él últimamente?
b. de parte de él
Dad's not good at remembering birthdays. Mom always sends us something from him!A papá le cuesta acordarse de los cumpleaños. ¡Mamá siempre nos envía algo de parte de él!
c. de su parte
I think Matthew's secretary sent us these flowers from him.Creo que la secretaria de Matthew nos envió estas flores de su parte.
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of(
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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. (indicating possession)
a. de
The wings of an eagle can span eight feet.Las alas de un águila se extienden hasta ocho pies.
2. (descriptive)
a. de
It is a question of ethics.Es una cuestión de ética.
3. (indicating material)
a. de
This chair is made of oak.Esta silla es de roble.
4. (indicating distance)
a. de
She walked a distance of three miles.Caminó una distancia de tres millas.
5. (indicating location)
a. de
The Caribbean coast of Mexico is the best location for snorkeling.La costa caribeña de México es el mejor lugar para bucear con esnórquel.
6. (indicating content)
a. de
Can you get me a bottle of water?¿Me traes una botella de agua?
7. (among)
a. de
One of the students in my group got lost.Uno de los estudiantes de mi grupo se perdió.
8. (toward)
a. hacia
He made no effort to hide his hatred of the invaders.No hizo ningún esfuerzo por ocultar su odio hacia los invasores.
b. por
We shared a love of music.Compartíamos un amor por la música.
9. (indicating time)
a. menos
I need to be at the office at a quarter of seven.Tengo que estar en la oficina a las siete menos cuarto.
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