from [Brit frɒm, frəm, Am frəm]PREPWhen from is used as a straightforward preposition in English it is translated by de in French: from Rome = de Rome; from the sea = de la mer; from Lisa = de Lisa. Remember that de + le always becomes du: from the office = du bureau, and de + les always becomes des: from the United States = des États-Unis. from is often used after verbs in English ( suffer from, benefit from, protect from etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( suffer, benefit, protect etc.). from is used after certain nouns and adjectives in English ( shelter from, exemption from, free from, safe from etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate noun or adjective entry ( shelter, exemption, free, safe etc.). This dictionary contains Usage Notes on such topics as nationalities, countries and continents, provinces and regions. Many of these use the preposition from. For the index to these notes . For examples of the above and particular usages of from, see the entry below.