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"Diente" is a noun which is often translated as "tooth", and "antes de" is an adverb which is often translated as "before". Learn more about the difference between "diente" and "antes de" below.
diente(
dyehn
-
teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. tooth
Mi hermana tiene un diente de oro.My sister has a gold tooth.
Por favor, cepíllate los dientes; tu aliento apesta.Please brush your teeth; your breath stinks.
b. fang
La serpiente usa sus dientes para inyectar el veneno.The serpent uses its fangs to inject poison.
2. (part of a fork)
a. tine
¿Cuántos dientes normalmente tiene un tenedor?How many tines does a fork normally have?
b. prong
Los dientes de estos tenedores de plástico se rompen a cada rato.The prongs of these plastic forks break all the time.
3. (part of a saw)
a. tooth
Cuidado que no toques los dientes de la sierra, que te cortas.Be careful not to touch the teeth of the saw, or you'll get cut.
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antes de(
ahn
-
tehs
 
deh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (indicating place)
a. before
Perdón, señor. Estaba antes de usted en la fila.Excuse me, sir. I was before you in the line.
2. (indicating time)
a. before
Tienes que sacar el permiso de aprendizaje antes de poder conducir.You need to get a learner's permit before being able to drive.
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