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15:14 May 31, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: from
they look,speak,and act differently from us.

as in, someone's appearance
vickie simpson
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Summary of answers provided
nais a preposition and is "DE" in spanish
Clara Albornoz
nadeMonica Ochoa
naDiferente A nosotros / Diferente QUE nosotros
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh


  

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5 mins
Diferente A nosotros / Diferente QUE nosotros


Explanation:
Both A and QUE are correct given the context.


BD

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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de


Explanation:
“Se ven, hablan y actúan distinto de nosotros....”
“Se ven, hablan y actúan de manera distinta a la nuestra”

I would favor the preposition “de”, in the sense of their having a different appearance, speaking and behaving in a manner different to the one we would or do. Now, if instead of “differently from us”, your text read “different to us”, then I would favor the preposition “a”, “de manera distinta a la nuestra”.

Hope it helps....


Monica Ochoa
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5 hrs
is a preposition and is "DE" in spanish


Explanation:
also can be translated as DESDE, but not in this context.-
The full sentence is: "Ellos lucen, hablan y actúan diferente de/a nosotros.-
Hope this helps!



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Clara Albornoz
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