Spanish: Uses of the word “de” - Explanation 
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English: The preposition “de” is used to indicate the possession of something or to express one type of relationship:
Spanish: La preposición “de” se usa para indicar la posesión de algo o para expresar un tipo de relación:
English: Let’s see:
Spanish: Veamos:
English: Carlos owns a car. In other words, the car is Carlos’s.
Spanish: Carlos es propietario de un coche. En otras palabras, el coche es de Carlos.
English: The question to know who owns something is: ¿de quien? for example:
Spanish: La pregunta para saber a quién pertenece algo es: “¿de quién?” por ejemplo:
English: Whose car is this?
Spanish: ¿De quién es el coche?
English: The car is Carlos’s.
Spanish: El coche es de Carlos.
English: María has a father named Manuel. In other words, Manuel is María’s father.
Spanish: María tiene un padre que se llama Manuel. En otras palabras, Manuel es el padre de María.
English: If we want to know Maria’s father’s name we would say: What’s ___ name?
Spanish: Si queremos saber el nombre del padre de María diríamos: “¿cómo se llama___?” por ejemplo:
English: What’s María’s father’s name?
Spanish: ¿Cómo se llama el padre de María?
English: María’s father’s name is Manuel.
Spanish: El padre de María se llama Manuel.
English: What’s Manuel’s daughter’s name?
Spanish: ¿Cómo se llama la hija de Manuel?
English: Manuel’s daughter’s name is María.
Spanish: La hija de Manuel se llama María.
English: It’s not complicated, is it? Let’s practice!
Spanish: No es complicado ¿verdad? ¡Vamos a practicar!
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