partir de
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partir de(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to begin a journey from)
a. to depart from
El tren parte de Roma a las 9 am.The train departs from Rome at 9 am.
b. to depart
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿A qué hora partió el vuelo del aeropuerto de Boston?What time did the flight depart Boston airport?
c. to leave from
Su autobús parte de la dársena 9, señora.Your bus leaves from bay 9, ma'am.
d. to leave
El barco partió de Alejandría hacia la península Ibérica.The ship left Alexandria toward the Iberian Peninsula.
e. to set off from
Partieron de la aldea rumbo a la cima de la montaña muy temprano.They set off from the village toward the top of the mountain very early.
2. (to begin with)
a. to start from
Partíamos de cero porque era nuestro primer negocio y no teníamos ninguna experiencia.We were starting from scratch because it was our first business and we had no experience whatsoever.
b. to start with
Partiendo de esta idea, la autora construye un magnífico relato corto.Starting with this idea, the author constructs an excellent short story.
c. to use as a starting point
Podemos partir de un titular de periódico para nuestro debate.We can use a newspaper headline as a starting point for our discussion.
d. to assume
Si partimos de la base de que hombres y mujeres tienen los mismos derechos, este sería un caso claro de discriminación.If we assume men and women have the same rights, this would be a clear case of discrimination.
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