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.


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

  • 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 '14 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 '14 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.


Playing off of makeMonday's answer, I think lejos de would work as well. For example:

Los lobos se cambiaron lejos del cochino. - The wolves moved away from the pig.

Please keep in mind, though, that my knowledge of the Spanish language is not completely extensive, and a better word could work.

  • "Los lobos se alejaron del cerdo/cochino". Or even "se mudaron lejos", but no one would use "cambiaron lejos" (don't force the use of move in the translation). – Diego Dec 4 '14 at 22:01
  • Thank you for the clarification. Again, I wasn't sure if something better would work. – MrM21632 Dec 4 '14 at 22:06
  • Sorry, if I was too rude when pointing at it I apologize. Feel welcome to the site and please, don't hesitate to keep participating. There are a lot of people here looking forward to helping you improve your Spanish. – Diego Dec 4 '14 at 22:14
  • Oh no, I understand. I'll fully admit that I don't know everything, but I am willing to help others when I can. That, and I know that I can learn from this site myself - that's actually why I created an account in the first place. – MrM21632 Dec 4 '14 at 22:17

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