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"Beforehand" is an adverb which is often translated as "de antemano", and "ahead of time" is an adverb which is often translated as "con anticipación". Learn more about the difference between "beforehand" and "ahead of time" below.
beforehand(
bih
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fawr
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hahnd
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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).
1. (in advance)
a. de antemano
I know that you're excited about executing the project, but we have to do some planning beforehand.Sé que estás entusiasmado por llevar el proyecto a cabo, pero hay que planificar un poco de antemano.
b. con antelación
Look both ways beforehand when you cross the street.Mira a ambos lados con antelación cuando cruzas la calle.
c. con anticipación
My friends accused me of cheating on the test, saying that I knew the answers beforehand.Mis amigos me acusaron de hacer trampas en el examen, diciendo que sabía las respuestas con anticipación.
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ahead of time(
uh
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hehd
 
uhv
 
taym
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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).
1. (general)
a. con anticipación
We practiced our dance moves ahead of time so we would be ready for the talent show.Practicamos nuestros movimientos de baile con anticipación para que estuviéramos listos para la noche de talentos.
b. previamente
Do you have enough gas? - Yes, I filled my tank up ahead of time.¿Tienes suficiente gas? - Sí, llené mi tanque previamente.
c. antes
There's no school today? I wish you had told me ahead of time.¿No hay escuela hoy? Ojalá me lo hubieras dicho antes.
d. de antemano
I didn't know ahead of time that we had a test, but I already knew the answers.No sabía de antemano que teníamos una prueba, pero ya sabía las respuestas.
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