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"Far" is an adverb which is often translated as "lejos", and "away from" is a preposition which is often translated as "lejos de". Learn more about the difference between "far" and "away from" below.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (distant in space)
a. lejos
How far is it to Mexico City?¿Qué tan lejos estamos de la Ciudad de México?
2. (distant in time)
a. lejos
Grandpa's birthday is not far.El cumpleaños del abuelo no está lejos.
3. (a lot)
a. mucho
The weather is far better here than in New York.El tiempo es mucho mejor aquí que en Nueva York.
b. muy
This wine is far superior to that cheap wine we had yesterday.Este vino es muy superior al vino barato que tomamos ayer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (distant)
a. lejano
China is in the Far East.China está en el Lejano Oriente.
5. (extreme)
a. extremo
The far right controls the party.La extrema derecha controla el partido.
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away from(
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (at a distance from)
a. lejos de
We're looking for a place away from the center of town.Buscamos un lugar para vivir lejos del centro de la ciudad.
b. alejado de
She spent a lot of time in the capital, away from her family.Estuvo mucho tiempo en la capital, alejada de su familia.
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