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"Delante" is an adverb which is often translated as "in front", and "frente" is a noun which is often translated as "forehead". Learn more about the difference between "delante" and "frente" 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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frente(
frehn
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teh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. forehead
¿Cómo puedo quitar las arrugas de la frente?How can I remove the wrinkles on my forehead?
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (the part in front)
a. front
El frente de la casa está adornado para Navidad.The front of the house is decorated for Christmas.
3. (meteorology)
a. front
Llegó un frente frío intenso.An intense cold front arrived.
4. (military)
a. front
El frente ruso fue el sitio de algunas de las batallas más agotadoras de la guerra.The Russian front was the site of some of the most grueling battles of the war.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
5. (in front of)
a. opposite
Hay una escuela frente a mi casa.There is a school opposite my house.
6. (compared to)
a. against
El peso perdió valor frente al dólar.The peso lost value against the dollar.
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