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"Delante" is an adverb which is often translated as "in front", and "defecto" is a noun which is often translated as "defect". Learn more about the difference between "delante" and "defecto" below.
delante(
deh
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lahn
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teh
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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 a forward position)
a. in front
A la izquierda verán las ruinas del templo inca y delante el valle sagrado.To the left, you will see the ruins of the Incan temple and, in front, the sacred valley.
b. ahead
Puedes ir delante, señora. Todavía no sé lo que voy a pedir.You can go ahead, ma'am. I still don't know what I'm going to order.
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defecto(
deh
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fehk
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (flaw in a person)
a. defect (physical)
Mi abuela tenía un defecto en un ojo y no veía bien.My grandmother had a defect in her eye and she could not see properly.
b. fault (moral)
Mi peor defecto es que soy extremadamente celosa.My biggest fault is that I am extremely jealous.
c. shortcoming (moral)
El profesor es muy bueno, pero tiene el defecto de gritar cuando habla.The teacher is very good, but his shortcoming is that he shouts when speaking.
2. (imperfection of a thing)
a. flaw
Marisa encontró un pequeño defecto en el vestido, pero apenas se veía.Marisa found a little flaw in the dress, but it was barely visible.
b. fault
La computadora nueva tenía un defecto, así que la devolví a la tienda.The brand new computer had a fault, so I took it back to the shop.
c. defect
La garantía de este teléfono celular cubre todos defectos dentro del primer año.The guarantee of this cellphone covers all defects within the first year.
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