от- • (ot-) (ото- (oto-) is used before certain consonant clusters)
- (used with verbs) away from
- 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.)