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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. de mi
Thanks for the gift. - It's from my father. He couldn't come to the party today.Gracias por el regalo. – Es de mi padre. Hoy no pudo venir a la fiesta.
b. desde mi
How do I get to the restaurant? - From my house, you can walk. It's two blocks away.¿Cómo llego al restaurante? –Desde mi casa, puedes ir caminando. Está a dos cuadras.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't know what to do. - I'll tell you from my own experience. Don't go out with anyone who doesn't want to commit.No sé qué hacer. – Te lo cuento por propia experiencia. No salgas con nadie que no quiera comprometerse.
The robber stole a pearl necklace from my mother.El ladrón le robó un collar de perlas a mi madre.
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