far off
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “far-off.”
far off
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (physically distant)
a. remoto
Even on a far-off island, the actress couldn't escape the paparazzi.Incluso en una isla remota, la actriz no se pudo escapar del paparazzo.
b. lejano
Once upon a time, in a far-off land, there was a princess.Había una vez, en una tierra lejana, una princesa.
c. distante
I hear the far-off sound of sirens.Oigo el sonido distante de sirenas.
2. (distant in time)
a. lejos
Though it's snowing today, spring isn't far off.Aunque nieve hoy, la primavera no está lejos.
b. distante
The available dates for wedding venues were so far off that we decided to get married legally now and have a party next year.Las fechas disponibles para lugares para bodas estaban tan distantes que decidimos casarnos legalmente ahora y dar una fiesta el próximo año.
3. (incorrect)
a. lejos
You didn't spell the word perfectly, but you weren't far off. You only got one letter wrong.No deletreaste la palabra perfectamente, pero no estabas lejos. Solo equivocaste una letra.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (in the distance)
a. lejos
We put in the address wrong and ended up far off from the restaurant.Ingresamos la dirección incorrectamente y acabamos lejos del restaurante.
b. a lo lejos
Jim lives in a cabin far off from the town.Jim vive en una cabaña a lo lejos del pueblo.
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