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от-

от-

See also: от, -от, and Appendix:Variations of "ot"

Russian

Prefix

от- (ot-) (ото- (oto-) is used before certain consonant clusters)

  1. (used with verbs) away from

Usage notes

  • Only use от- when the subject moves away from the object of interest, still remaining within a sight range.
  • Я отошла от неё.
    Ja otošla ot nejó.
    I walked away from her. (I was standing next to her, but then took a few steps away from her, still being able to see her in the same room or space.)
  • Я ушла от неё.
    Ja ušla ot nejó.
    I walked away from her. (I was in the same room or space with her, but then left her where she was and went to a different place.)

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