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"Delante de" is a preposition which is often translated as "in front of", and "adelante de" is a phrase which is also often translated as "in front of". Learn more about the difference between "delante de" and "adelante de" below.
delante de(
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lahn
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teh
 
deh
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating position)
a. in front of
No digas malas palabras delante de los niños.Don't say rude words in front of the kids.
b. opposite
El baño está delante de la salida de emergencia.The bathroom is opposite the emergency exit.
c. before
Es costumbre arrodillarse delante del rey.It's customary to kneel before the king.
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adelante de(
ah
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deh
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lahn
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teh
 
deh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. in front of
Cómo no vas a estar gordo si te pasas el día sentado adelante de la tele comiendo papas fritas.How could you not be fat if you spend the day sitting in front of the TV eating chips.
b. ahead of
Ten cuidado porque el coche que va adelante de ti está señalizando para parar.Be careful because the car ahead of you is signaling to stop.
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