От (часть первая)

by Don  

The preposition от often means from, and it is always used with the genitive case. Specifically if you are coming from seeing someone, then you can use от:

— Откуда ты идёшь?
— От декана.
“Where are you coming from?”
“From seeing the dean.”
— Откуда ты идёшь?
— От Бори.
“Where are you coming from?”
“From Boris's place.”
Когда я вернулся от зубного врача, я сразу же выпил две таблетки кодеина. When I got back from the dentist's office, I immediately took two codeine pills.
Когда вернёшься от бабушки, не забудь поставить кастрюлю в печь на малый огонь. When you get back from Grandma's place, don't forget to put the casserole in the oven on low.

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Comment from: Shady_arc [Visitor]

It seems, whenever you use “к” to mean “to", you also use “от” to express the idea “from".

06/21/11 @ 06:04

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