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"Delante de" is a preposition which is often translated as "in front of", and "frente a" is a preposition which is also often translated as "in front of". Learn more about the difference between "delante de" and "frente a" below.
delante de(
deh
-
lahn
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teh
 
deh
)
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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frente a(
frehn
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teh
 
ah
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (across from)
a. in front of
Puedes estacionar tu carro frente a mi casa.You can park your car in front of my house.
b. opposite
La entrada al parqueadero está frente al edificio principal.The entrance to the parking garage is opposite the main building.
2. (in opposition to)
a. against
Mi candidato favorito está en desventaja frente a los otros favoritos.My favorite candidate is in disadvantage against the other frontrunners.
3. (in the presence of)
a. facing
Nos encontramos frente a una posible sequía por la falta de lluvias.We are facing a major draught with the lack of rain this season.
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