Quick answer
"From" is a preposition which is often translated as "de", and "through" is a preposition which is often translated as "por". Learn more about the difference between "from" and "through" 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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through(
thru
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (from one side to the other)
a. por
Place the thread through the eye of the needle.Pasa el hilo por el ojo de la aguja.
b. a través de
The old mansion was just visible through the mist.La vieja mansión era apenas visible a través de la niebla.
2. (by means of)
a. a través de
I got my job through a friend of a friend.Conseguí el trabajo a través de un amigo de un amigo.
3. (indicating time)
a. durante
The supermarket will be selling pumpkins through the season.El supermercado venderá calabazas durante toda la temporada.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (from one side to the other)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Proceed through the intersection and take your first left.Pasa el cruce y toma la primera a la izquierda.
The dam stops the water from flowing through.La presa impide el paso del agua.
5. (from start to finish)
a. de principio a fin
I read the book through.Me leí el libro de principio a fin.
6. (completely)
a. completamente
The laundry is dried through.La colada está completamente seca.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (finished)
a. terminado
Are you through with your homework yet?¿Ya terminaste los deberes?
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