Quick answer
"Of" is a preposition which is often translated as "de", and "relate to" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "identificarse con". Learn more about the difference between "of" and "relate to" below.
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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relate to
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to sympathize with)
a. identificarse con
Since Darren was raised in a wealthy family, he had a hard time relating to poor people.Como que Darren fue criado en una familia adinerada, le costaba trabajo identificarse con los pobres.
2. (to understand)
a. entender
I saw people crying during the play, but I just couldn't relate to the story.Vi a la gente llorando durante la obra, pero no pude entender la historia.
3. (to be connected to)
a. relacionarse con
The research shows how animal protein is related to cardiovascular disease.La investigación muestra cómo las proteínas animales se relacionan con las enfermedades cardiovasculares.
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