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How would I say "away from," as in: there was a movement away from this trend? I used "de" but it sounds like a movement of the trend rather than away from it.

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Which entry here you didn't fully agree with? wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=away%20from –  c.p. Feb 16 at 20:07
Maybe you could use "alejado" –  ntrx Feb 17 at 12:54
Could you give us some context for this sentence? –  makeMonday Feb 17 at 14:43

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It depends on the sentence. In general, I would say that away from could be translated as something like alejarse (which is a verb), alejamiento or estar lejos. So that sentence would be: Hubo un alejamiento de esta tendencia.

Other examples would be:

Stay away from me! --> Aléjate de mí

We are not away from home --> No estamos lejos de casa

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Estás seguro que esa es la traducción de la pregunta? Yo creo que la traducción más exacta sería Hubo un movimiento fuera de esta tendencia. , que en mi región (Perú) sería más común dicho así: Hubo un movimiento fuera de serie. Creo que la traducción es más contextual que literal, algo que creo que google translate no hace –  El_Mochiq Feb 17 at 14:30
La verdad es que no tenía (ni tengo) muy claro el sentido u objetivo de la frase. Yo lo entendí más en el sentido de que se empezó a crear otra tendencia que se alejaba de la inicial. Preguntaré por si acaso. Gracias ;) –  makeMonday Feb 17 at 14:42

I think you could use

"Hubo un movimiento apartado/alejado de esta tendencia"

For this sentence in particular "alejado" and "apartado" (at least for me) mean the same.

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LA palabra correcta depende en el metodo que se utilisa.

"Lejos del pais" - far or beyond the country
"lejano del pais"- Far or beyond the country.
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