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"Ahead" is an adverb which is often translated as "adelante", and "serious" is an adjective which is often translated as "serio". Learn more about the difference between "ahead" and "serious" below.
ahead(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (used to indicate movement)
a. adelante
Where are the others? - They've gone ahead, and we're going to meet up with them at the peak.¿Dónde están los demás? - Fueron adelante, y vamos a encontrarlos en la cima.
2. (used to indicate position)
a. adelante
Take your time. I'll wait for you ahead.Sigue a tu ritmo. Te espero adelante.
3. (in a competition)
a. adelante
The runner was ahead for the whole race.El corredor estuvo adelante durante toda la carrera.
b. por delante
It was revealed that she was ahead of the other candidate by seven points.Se supo que iba por delante del otro candidato por siete puntos.
c. en la delantera
He was ahead for most of the race before he lost at the very end.Estuvo en la delantera durante la mayor parte de la carrera antes de que perdiera justo al final.
d. a la delantera
It's hard to stay ahead for a whole marathon.Es difícil permanecer a la delantera durante un maratón entero.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
At the end of the third period, we were ahead by ten points.Al final del tercer período, íbamos ganando por diez puntos.
She's three points ahead in the competition.Lleva una ventaja de tres puntos en el concurso.
4. (exceeding expectations)
a. por delante
My daughter is a very good student. She's way ahead of the other kids in her class.Mi hija es muy buena estudiante. Va muy por delante de los demás niños de su clase.
5. (beforehand)
a. con antelación
Do I need to call ahead to reserve a table?¿Tengo que llamar con antelación para reservar una mesa?
6. (before)
a. antes
The train arrived five minutes ahead of schedule.El tren llegó cinco minutos antes de lo previsto.
7. (to come)
a. venidero
In the years ahead, we'll have more difficulties.En los años venideros, tendremos más dificultades.
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serious(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (sincere)
a. serio
She is a very serious and disciplined person.Ella es una persona muy seria y disciplinada.
2. (severe)
a. grave
It was a bad crash, but his condition is not serious.Fue un choque espeluznante, pero su estado no es grave.
3. (solemn)
a. serio
He answered me with a serious voice.Me contestó con voz seria.
4. (genuinely interested)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm serious about Erica. I'm thinking about proposing to her.Mi relación con Erica es seria. Estoy considerando proponerle casamiento.
We're serious about the well-being of our patients.Nos tomamos en serio el bienestar de nuestros pacientes.
5. (important)
a. importante
It was a serious event for the family.Se trataba de un acontecimiento importante para la familia.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(awesome)
a. buenísimo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
This is some serious guacamole.Este guacamole está buenísimo.
b. genial
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Those are some serious kicks. Where'd you get them?Esos tenis son geniales. ¿Dónde los conseguiste?
c. tremendo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dang, that guy has some serious sideburns.Guau, ese tipo tiene unas patillas tremendas.
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