Quick answer
"From" is a preposition which is often translated as "de", and "than" is a conjunction which is often translated as "que". Learn more about the difference between "from" and "than" below.
from(
fruhm
)
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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than(
thahn
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (in comparisons)
a. que
My sister sings much better than I do.Mi hermana canta mucho mejor que yo.
2. (with numbers and quantities)
a. de
They offered me more money than I had asked for.Me ofrecieron más dinero de lo que había pedido.
3. (when expressing preference)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I can't believe you would rather stay home alone than come to the party with me.No puedo creer que prefieres quedarte en casa sola antes que venir a la fiesta conmigo.
I'd rather do all the work now than be stressed out later.Prefiero hacer todo el trabajo ahora a estar estresado después.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (in comparisons)
a. que
All of my cousins are taller than me.Todos mis primos son más altos que yo.
5. (with numbers and quantities)
a. de
She has more than 3,000 books in her library.Ella tiene más de 3,000 libros en su biblioteca.
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