Quick answer
"Front" is a noun which is often translated as "la parte de delante", and "side" is a noun which is often translated as "el lado". Learn more about the difference between "front" and "side" below.
front(
fruhnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (foremost part or surface)
a. la parte de delante
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't tell which is the front of this sweater.No puedo distinguir la parte de delante de este suéter.
b. la parte delantera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm going to buy the train tickets. Would you prefer to sit at the front or the back?Voy a comprar los billetes de tren. ¿Prefieres sentarte en la parte delantera o en la parte trasera?
c. el frente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Please walk to the front of building.Favor de caminar hacia el frente del edificio.
d. el principio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You may go to the front of the line.Te puedes pasar al principio de la fila.
2. (facade)
a. la fachada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The neighbors were asked to choose a color for the new front of the building.Pidieron a los vecinos que eligieran un color para la nueva fachada del edificio.
3. (military)
a. el frente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The batallion spent six months at the front.El batallón pasó seis meses en el frente.
4. (politics)
a. el frente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My neighbor was a member of the Popular Front.Mi vecino era miembro del Frente Popular.
5. (weather)
a. el frente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The weatherman said that a warm front would reach the region this weekend.El meteorólogo dijo que un frente cálido llegaría este fin de semana a la región.
6. (matter)
a. el frente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We've made progress on some fronts, but we still have work to do.Hemos hecho progresos en algunos frentes, pero aún nos queda trabajo por hacer.
7. (cover-up for illegal activity)
a. la fachada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's obvious that that club is a front for some kind of gambling operation.Es obvio que ese disco es una fachada para algún tipo de negocio de juegos.
b. la tapadera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dealers were using a logging company as a front to launder their illegal money.Los traficantes estaban usando una empresa maderera como tapadera para lavar su dinero ilegal.
c. la pantalla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This hardware store is a front for a drug ring.Esta ferretería es pantalla para una red de drogas.
8. (outward show)
a. la fachada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His smile and good manners are only a front; don't trust him.Su sonrisa y su buena educación son solo una fachada; no te fíes de él.
9. (promenade) (United Kingdom)
a. el paseo marítimo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The couple decided to get some fresh air and go for a walk along the front.La pareja decidió ir a tomar el aire y caminar por el paseo marítimo.
10. (clothing)
a. la pechera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Grace, you have soup all down your front.Grace, tienes la pechera manchada de sopa.
11. (literature)
a. la portada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The publisher had to change the front of the book because the colors were too dark.La editorial tuvo que cambiar la portada del libro porque los colores eran demasiado oscuros.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
12. (foremost)
a. delantero
The children always want to sit in the front seat of the car, but they need to get a bit bigger first.Los niños siempre quieren ir en el asiento delantero del coche, pero aún tienen que crecer un poco más.
13. (linguistics)
a. frontal
Both front and back vowels are used in Hungarian.En húngaro se utilizan vocales frontales y posteriores.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
14. (to face)
a. dar a
The mansion fronts onto the beach.La mansión da a la playa.
15. (to act as a front; used with "front")
a. servir de fachada para
This bank fronts for a money laundering operation.Este banco sirve de fachada para una operación de lavado de dinero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
16. (to head)
a. encabezar (government)
The new government will be fronted by a young woman.El nuevo gobierno lo encabezará una mujer joven.
b. liderar (organization)
My father fronted this non-governmental organization for 20 years.Mi padre lideró esta organización no gubernamental durante 20 años.
c. dirigir (organization)
She had to stop fronting the organization due to health problems.Tuvo que dejar de dirigir la organización debido a problemas de salud.
d. presentar (TV show)
What's the name of the TV presenter who fronts that program about birds?¿Cómo se llama el presentador de televisión que presenta ese programa sobre pájaros?
17. (to face)
a. dar a
The office fronts a big park full of trees.La oficina da a un parque grande lleno de árboles.
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side(
sayd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (edge)
a. el lado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Which side of the bed do you prefer to sleep on?¿Qué lado de la cama prefieres para dormir?
b. el margen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She always doodles on the side of her notebook paper.Ella siempre garabatea en los márgenes del folio de su cuaderno.
c. la orilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a river)
We walked barefoot on the side of the river.Caminamos descalzos en el lado del río.
d. la ladera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a mountain)
The sides of the mountain were completely vertical and impossible to climb.Las laderas de la montaña eran totalmente verticales e imposibles de escalar.
e. la falda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a mountain)
We stopped on the side of the hill to take a break.Nos detuvimos en la falda de la montaña para tomar un descanso.
f. el costado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Someone scratched the side of my car in the parking lot.Alguien me rayó el costado del coche en el aparcamiento.
2. (part)
a. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I always wonder what hides on the dark side of the moon.Siempre me pregunto qué se esconde en la cara oculta de la luna.
3. (anatomy)
a. el costado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(person)
He lost his balance and fell to the floor on his left side.Perdió el equilibrio y cayó al suelo sobre el costado izquierdo.
b. la ijada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(animal)
The donkey showed a cut on his left side.El burro mostraba un corte en la ijada izquierda.
c. el ijar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(animal)
Hit the horse's sides with your heels to make it gallop faster.Golpea los ijares del caballo con los talones para que galope más rápido.
4. (faction)
a. la parte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You never take my side in a discussion.Nunca estás de mi parte en una discusión.
b. el bando
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She changed sides and now everyone is against her.Se cambió de bando y ahora están todos contra ella.
c. el lado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you're not on my side, you're against me.Si no estás de mi lado, estás en mi contra.
5. (sports)
a. el equipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fans supported their side right to the end of the match.Los fans apoyaron a su equipo hasta el final del partido.
6. (perspective)
a. el lado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I always try to see the positive side of every situation.Siempre intento ver el lado positivo de cada situación.
b. el aspecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
María only paid attention to one side of the issue.María solo prestaba atención a un aspecto del problema.
7. (line of descent)
a. lado
My eye color comes from my mother's side.Mi color de ojos viene por el lado materno.
8. (culinary)
a. el acompañamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Shall we order a couple of sides to share?¿Pedimos un par de acompañamientos para compartir?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (lateral)
a. lateral
We went out the side door of the cinema.Salimos por la puerta lateral del cine.
10. (secondary)
a. secundario
I don't take that medication because of its side effects.No tomo ese medicamento por sus efectos secundarios.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to support)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Several workers sided against their manager.Varios trabajadores se pusieron en contra de su jefe.
She sided with her best friend during the argument.Se puso del lado de su mejor amiga durante la discusión.
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