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"Beforehand" is an adverb which is often translated as "de antemano", and "previously" is an adverb which is often translated as "anteriormente". Learn more about the difference between "beforehand" and "previously" 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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previously(
pri
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vi
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uhs
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li
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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. (earlier)
a. anteriormente
The factory's toxic emissions are far greater than was previously announced.Las emisiones tóxicas de la fábrica son mucho mayores de lo que se anunció anteriormente.
b. antes
Felipe had previously apologized for his comments, and his apology was accepted.Felipe se había disculpado antes por sus comentarios, y su disculpa fue aceptada.
c. previamente
She grabbed hold of the small suitcase she had previously prepared to take with her.Tomó la pequeña maleta que había preparado previamente para llevarse.
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