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"Enfrente de" is a phrase which is often translated as "across from", and "al lado de" is a phrase which is often translated as "next to". Learn more about the difference between "enfrente de" and "al lado de" below.
enfrente de(
ehm
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frehn
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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. (facing)
a. across from
Mi casa está enfrente de la escuela.My house is across from the school.
b. opposite
No me gusta vivir enfrente del panteón.I don't like living opposite the cemetery.
2. (to the front of)
a. in front of
El taxi está esperando enfrente de la entrada.The taxi is waiting in front of the entrance.
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al lado de(
ahl
 
lah
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doh
 
deh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to indicate position)
a. next to
Espérame en el restaurante que está al lado del metro.Wait for me at the restaurant that is next to the subway.
b. beside
El novio estaba sentado al lado de la novia durante la ceremonia.The groom was sitting beside the bride during the ceremony.
2. (used to indicate company)
a. with
Su esposo siempre estuvo al lado de ella cuando lo necesitó.Her husband was always with her when she needed him.
3. (used to express comparison)
a. compared to
Nuestra casa es muy pequeña al lado de la suya.Our house is very small compared to yours.
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