from in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for from in the English»French Dictionary

from [Brit frɒm, frəm, Am frəm] PREP When from is used as a straightforward preposition in English it is translated by de in French: from Rome = de Rome; from the sea = de la mer; from Lisa = de Lisa. Remember that de + le always becomes du: from the office = du bureau, and de + les always becomes des: from the United States = des États-Unis.
from is often used after verbs in English ( suffer from, benefit from, protect from etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( suffer, benefit, protect etc.).
from is used after certain nouns and adjectives in English ( shelter from, exemption from, free from, safe from etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate noun or adjective entry ( shelter, exemption, free, safe etc.).
This dictionary contains Usage Notes on such topics as nationalities, countries and continents, provinces and regions. Many of these use the preposition from. For the index to these notes .
For examples of the above and particular usages of from, see the entry below.

1. from (indicating place of origin):

3. from (expressing time span):

7. from (indicating a source):

See also suffer, shelter, safe, protect, From Land's End to John o'Groats, free, exemption, benefit

I.suffer [Brit ˈsʌfə, Am ˈsəfər] VERB trans

1. suffer (undergo):

II.suffer [Brit ˈsʌfə, Am ˈsəfər] VERB intr

I.shelter [Brit ˈʃɛltə, Am ˈʃɛltər] NOUN

III.shelter [Brit ˈʃɛltə, Am ˈʃɛltər] VERB trans

IV.shelter [Brit ˈʃɛltə, Am ˈʃɛltər] VERB intr [Brit seɪf, Am seɪf] NOUN [Brit seɪf, Am seɪf] ADJ

2. safe (free from threat, harm):

3. safe (risk-free):

4. safe (prudent): [Brit seɪf, Am seɪf]

I.protect [Brit prəˈtɛkt, Am prəˈtɛkt] VERB trans protect oneself VERB refl [Brit friː, Am fri] NOUN a. free period SCHOOL [Brit friː, Am fri] ADJ

1. free (unhindered, unrestricted):

2. free (not captive or tied):

3. free (devoid): [Brit friː, Am fri] ADV [Brit friː, Am fri] VERB trans

1. free (set at liberty): [Brit friː, Am fri]

exemption [Brit ɪɡˈzɛmpʃn, Am ɪɡˈzɛm(p)ʃ(ə)n] NOUN

I.benefit [Brit ˈbɛnɪfɪt, Am ˈbɛnəfɪt] NOUN

3. benefit C (advantage):

II.benefit <part prés benefiting; prét, part passé benefited> [Brit ˈbɛnɪfɪt, Am ˈbɛnəfɪt] VERB trans

III.benefit <part prés benefiting; prét, part passé benefited> [Brit ˈbɛnɪfɪt, Am ˈbɛnəfɪt] VERB intr

IV.benefit [Brit ˈbɛnɪfɪt, Am ˈbɛnəfɪt]

hail from VERB [Brit heɪl -, Am heɪl -] form

I.hear from VERB [Brit hɪə -, Am hɪr -] (hear from [sb])

I.get away from VERB (get away from [sth])

II.get away from VERB (get away from [sb]) lit, fig

I.aside [Brit əˈsʌɪd, Am əˈsaɪd] NOUN (gen)

II.aside [Brit əˈsʌɪd, Am əˈsaɪd] ADV

1. aside (to one side):

I.across [Brit əˈkrɒs, Am əˈkrɔs, əˈkrɑs] PREP Across frequently occurs as the second element in certain verb combinations ( come across, run across, lean across etc.). For translations, look at the appropriate verb entry ( come, run, lean etc.).

1. across (from one side to the other):

II.across [Brit əˈkrɒs, Am əˈkrɔs, əˈkrɑs] ADV

See also run, practice run, lean, come [Brit rʌn, Am rən] NOUN

1. run (act or period of running):

8. run (trip, route): <prét ran, part passé run> [Brit<