más de
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más de(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to talk about possession, material, content)
a. more of
Si quiere más de este jamón o de ese queso, sírvase usted mismo.If you want more of this ham or that cheese, please help yourself.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Esa bicicleta parece más de plástico que de otra cosa.That bike looks as if it's made of plastic rather than of any other thing.
La casa es más de ella que de él porque fue ella la que la heredó de sus padres.The house is more hers than his because it was she who inherited it from her parents.
2. (used to talk about origin)
a. more from
Aquí hay mucha gente de Madrid, ¿verdad? - Sí, pero aún hay más de Barcelona.There are many people from Madrid here, aren't there? - Yes, but there are still more from Barcelona.
3. (used to indicate the cause)
a. more in
El niño lloraba más de rabia que de tristeza.The child was crying more in anger than with sorrow.
b. more with
Yo empecé a reírme, más de vergüenza que de cualquier otra cosa.I started laughing, more with embarrassement than anything else.
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