Quick answer
"Desde" is a preposition which is often translated as "from", and "desde que" is a conjunction which is often translated as "since". Learn more about the difference between "desde" and "desde que" below.
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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. (used to indicate origin)
a. from
Esa foto se tomó desde mi casa.That picture was taken from my house.
2. (used to indicate time)
a. since
No nos habíamos visto desde la última reunión de clase.We hadn't seen each other since the last class reunion.
b. from
Desde hoy en adelante ya no fumo.From now on I will no longer smoke.
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desde que(
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (general)
a. since
No lo he vuelto a ver desde que cambió de trabajo.I haven't seen him since he changed jobs.
b. ever since
Desde que Sarita aprendió a coser, ha hecho toda la ropa de sus hijos.Ever since Sarita learned how to sew, she has made all of her children's clothes.
c. from the moment
No para de llorar desde que se levanta hasta que se acuesta.He doesn't stop crying from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed.
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