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"Enfrente de" is a phrase which is often translated as "across from", and "encima de" is a phrase which is often translated as "on". Learn more about the difference between "enfrente de" and "encima de" below.
enfrente de(
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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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encima de(
ehn
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see
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mah
 
deh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (on the surface of)
a. on
¿De quién son esos libros que hay encima del sofá? - Son míos, ahora los quito.Whose books are those on the sofa? - They're mine. I'll take them off in a minute.
b. on top of
Las llaves están encima de la mesa.The keys are on top of the table.
2. (over)
a. above
Vivimos en el apartamento encima de la tienda.We live in the apartment above the store.
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