a distancia

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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used as an adverb)
a. from a distance
Viendo el cuadro a distancia, se distingue que es el rostro de una mujer.Looking at the painting from a distance, you can tell it's a woman's face.
b. at a distance
Vimos el accidente. Fue espantoso. Íbamos con los niños, de modo que nos mantuvimos a distancia.We saw the accident. It was gruesome. We were with the children, so we stood back at a distance.
c. some distance away
La farmacia más cercana está a distancia de aquí.The nearest pharmacy is some distance away from here.
d. from home (to work)
¿Vas a la oficina todos los días? - No, algunos días trabajo a distancia.Do you go to the office every day? - No, some days I work from home.
e. from afar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to see, to hear)
Esta es una imagen de la Tierra vista a distancia.This is a picture of the Earth as seen from afar.
f.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Elías y Marco estaban discutiendo. Yo me mantuve a distancia.Elias and Marco were arguing. I kept my distance.
Observábamos el incendio a distancia prudencial.We watched the fire from a safe distance.
2. (used as an adjective)
a. distance
La educación a distancia no es para mí. Yo necesito ir a clase todos los días.Distance learning is not for me. I need to go to class every day.
b. long-distance
Las relaciones a distancia tienen inconvenientes obvios.Long-distance relationships have obvious drawbacks.
c. remote
Este software permite el monitoreo a distancia de los electrodomésticos de tu hogar.This software allows remote monitoring of the electrical appliances in your home.
d. distance-learning (education)
Voy a hacer un curso de contabilidad a distancia.I'm going to take a distance-learning accountancy course.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Obtuve mi titulación por la Universidad a Distancia del Reino Unido.I got my degree from the UK's Open University.
¿Dónde pusiste el mando a distancia?Where did you put the remote?
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