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sunnyweather

Senior Member
Polish
Hello,

I wonder how you talk about how someone's passion started if you want to say that someone has inspired them to develop a passion. I said it now in a roundabout way, but can we say it in a shorter way?

e.g.

I developed a passion for swimming from my sister.

I developed a passion for swimming thanks to my sister.

It seems to me that it's incorrect, but maybe I'm wrong. I'd appreciate your comments.
 
  • ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    "I inherited a passion for X from (person)." is what I'd say. Or "I developed a passion for X after (event, experience)." or "...after (verb)ing [something]."
     

    ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    OK, maybe not a 'passion', but you can inherit (for example) an heirloom from your sister. In my opinion, your "I developed a passion for X thanks to my sister." works fine. You can always use the multi-purpose verb "get", though.
     
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