À partir de

À partir de
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Essential French Expression

Meaning from, starting on
Literally at leaving from
Register normal
Pronunciation [ah pahr teer deu]
IPA   [a paʁ tiʁ də]

Usage notes: The prepositional phrase à partir de means "from" in the sense of "starting at this time."

Par exemple…

À partir de 18h, les boissons sont à moitié prix.   From 6pm onwards, drinks are half price.
Je serai à Paris à partir du 15.   I’ll be in Paris from the 15th (of the month).
Nous travaillerons ensemble à partir de demain.   We’ll work together starting from tomorrow.
Il est disponible à partir de la semaine prochaine.   He’s available starting next week.

À partir de can be used with temporal adverbs and expressions.

à partir de maintenant   from now on, as of now
à partir de ce moment-là   from then on, as of then
à partir du moment où …   as soon as, starting the moment that …

With places, à partir de means "from" in the sense of "starting at this place."

À partir de Londres, nous serons dans des hôtels deux étoiles.   From / Starting in London, we’ll be in two-star hotels.
Il y a accès par fauteuil roulant, à partir de l’aire commune.   There is wheelchair access from the common area.

À partir de can also be used with nouns to indicate a more figurative starting point or source.

La production d’électricité à partir de sources renouvelables a beaucoup augmentée.   The production of electricity from renewable resources has greatly increased.
À partir de ces ingrédients, on peut faire un bon repas.   With these ingredients, we can make a good meal.

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