от-

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Russian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

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

  1. (used with verbs) away from

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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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