heard of/heard about/heard from

  • Plangam

    Banned
    Castellano de México
    heard of
    heard about

    heard from

    Todos se traducen generalmente como "de", mas, aún cuando los dos primeros son casi iguales (cuando significan "related to") el tercero se refiere a la procedencia de donde lo escuchas a diferencia de en los dos primeros, que se refieren a lo que escuchas...

    Heard of The Beatles. - Escuchar (acerca) de Los Beatles.
    Heard about The Beatles. - Escuchar (acerca) de Los Beatles.

    Heard from my Uncle that The Beatles are..
    Escuchar de (parte de) mi tío que Los Beatles son...

    El uso de uno o de otro dependería de lo que quisieses decir...
     
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    Rastnim88

    Senior Member
    British English
    Heard of.....a fact or thing

    'Micheal Jackson, I've never heard of him'
    'I've heard of The Beatles'

    Heard about....normally a piece of news or story/gossip.

    'I heard about Sally's accident, sounds awful'
    'I heard about the affair'
    'Oh my, have you heard about Tom's problem!?'

    Heard from....a person, always a person in correspondence

    'I got a letter from Bob the other day, it was so nice to have heard from him'
    'I haven't heard from her in days'
     

    Rastnim88

    Senior Member
    British English
    Heard of.....a fact or thing

    'Micheal Jackson, I've never heard of him'
    'I've heard of The Beatles'

    Heard about....normally a piece of news or story/gossip.

    'I heard about Sally's accident, sounds awful'
    'I heard about the affair'
    'Oh my, have you heard about Tom's problem!?'

    Heard from....a person, always a person in correspondence

    'I got a letter from Bob the other day, it was so nice to have heard from him'
    'I haven't heard from her in days'
     

    grubble

    Senior Member
    British English
    Here are my examples

    1. Knowledge
    "Have you heard of zoroastrianism?"
    "No I have never heard of it, what on Earth is it?"
    "It is a religion"

    2. News
    "Have you heard about Mary?"
    "No. What has happened?"
    "She has got engaged to her new boyfriend"

    3. Communication
    "Have you heard from your son? How is he getting on in Australia?"
    "Yes I heard from him yesterday - he phoned me. He is doing really well."
     
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