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"From" is a preposition which is often translated as "de", and "ever" is an adverb which is often translated as "alguna vez". Learn more about the difference between "from" and "ever" below.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (in space)
a. de
The plane from Madrid arrives at 3 pm.El avión de Madrid llega a las 3 pm.
b. desde
I drove from the lake to my house.Conduje desde el lago hasta mi casa.
2. (in time)
a. desde
From that day onwards, they were inseparable.Desde aquel día, fueron inseparables.
3. (used to indicate source)
a. de
Don't drink water from the hose!¡No bebas agua de la manguera!
I'm from San Juan, Puerto Rico.Soy de San Juan, Puerto Rico.
4. (used to indicate distance)
a. de
The car stopped just two meters from the finish line.El auto se detuvo a sólo dos metros de la meta.
5. (used to indicate range)
a. de
The trip can take from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic.El viaje puede tardar de 30 a 45 minutos, según el tráfico.
6. (used to indicate removal)
a. de
He was dismissed from his post.Lo despidieron de su cargo.
7. (used to indicate cause)
a. de
He died from a brain tumor.Murió de un tumor cerebral.
8. (used to indicate prevention)
a. de
The plants need to be protected from frost.Hay que proteger las plantas de las heladas.
9. (in comparisons)
a. de
My situation is different from yours.Mi situación es diferente de la tuya.
10. (mathematics)
a. menos
25 from 50 is 25.50 menos 25 es 25.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (at any time)
a. alguna vez
Have you ever been on a blind date?¿Has tenido alguna vez una cita a ciegas?
2. (always)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
All you ever do is sleep. Don't be so lazy!Todo lo que haces es dormir. ¡No seas tan flojo!
I left that terrible job and I've been happy ever since.Dejé ese trabajo terrible y he sido feliz desde entonces.
3. (never)
a. nunca
I wouldn't ever lie to you.Nunca te mentiría.
b. jamás
She wouldn't ever go out with you.Ella jamás saldría contigo.
4. (as intensifier)
a. jamás
Will you ever learn not to say everything you're thinking?¿Aprenderás jamás a no decir todo lo que estás pensando?
b. nunca (after comparative or superlative)
He is behaving worse than ever.Se está comportando peor que nunca.
c. claro
Would you like to go to Bora Bora? - Would I ever!¿Te gustaría ir a Bora Bora? - ¡Claro que sí!
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