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"Desde lejos" is a phrase which is often translated as "from far", and "a lo lejos" is a phrase which is often translated as "in the distance". Learn more about the difference between "desde lejos" and "a lo lejos" below.
desde lejos
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. from far
Desde lejos se ve la torre de vigilancia.The watch tower can be seen from far.
b. from far away
Los peregrinos vienen desde lejos.The pilgrims have come from far away.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. in the distance
A lo lejos se oía el rumor del mar.The sound of the sea could be heard in the distance.
b. far away
Vimos penachos de humo a lo lejos.We saw billows of smoke far away.
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