Russian Preposition из-за

March 20, 2018 | Tags:

Did you know that the Russian preposition из-за can have two meanings, “because of” and “from behind”?

For example,

Из-за тебя я не досмотрел фильм.
I have not finished watching the film because of you.

Я встал из-за стола.
I stood up from the table (literally, “from behind the table”).