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"Enfrente de" is a phrase which is often translated as "across from", and "frente a" is a preposition which is often translated as "in front of". Learn more about the difference between "enfrente de" and "frente a" 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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frente a(
frehn
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teh
 
ah
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (across from)
a. in front of
Puedes estacionar tu carro frente a mi casa.You can park your car in front of my house.
b. opposite
La entrada al parqueadero está frente al edificio principal.The entrance to the parking garage is opposite the main building.
2. (in opposition to)
a. against
Mi candidato favorito está en desventaja frente a los otros favoritos.My favorite candidate is in disadvantage against the other frontrunners.
3. (in the presence of)
a. facing
Nos encontramos frente a una posible sequía por la falta de lluvias.We are facing a major draught with the lack of rain this season.
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