/cóng/ is FROM and we associate with both TIME and SPACE

 

EXAMPLES

The most convenient way how to get from Beijing to Shanghai is to take the train.
从 北京 到 上海 坐 火车 最 方便。
<Cóng Běijīng dào Shànghǎi zuò huǒchē zuì fāngbiàn.>
When do we start tomorrow?
我们 明天 从 几点 开始?
<Wǒmen míngtiān cóng jǐ diǎn kāishǐ?>
When do we start?
我们 从 几点 开始?
<Wǒmen cóng jǐ diǎn kāishǐ?>
I come from Czech.
我 从 捷克 来。
<Wǒ cóng Jiékè lái.>
How long does it take from the airport to the market?
从 机场 到 市场 要 多 长 时间?
Cóng jīchǎng dào shìchǎng yào duō cháng shíjiān?
I have to withdraw money from a bank.
我 必须 从 银行 取钱。
Wǒ bìxū cóng yínháng qǔ qián.
Where do you come from?
你 从 哪里 来?
<Nǐ cóng nǎli lái?>
I come from Europe.
我 从 欧洲 来。
<Wǒ cóng Ōuzhōu lái.>