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"On the front" is a phrase which is often translated as "al frente", and "in the front" is a phrase which is often translated as "en el frente". Learn more about the difference between "on the front" and "in the front" below.
on the front
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (on the foremost part or surface)
a. al frente
The box has a picture of a Christmas tree on the front.La caja tiene una foto de un árbol de Navidad al frente.
b. por delante
I wrote the names of all the students on the front and the teachers' names on the back.Escribí los nombres de los estudiantes por delante y los de los maestros por detrás.
2. (on the exterior)
a. en la fachada (of building)
During the storm, some of the bricks on the front of the building came loose.Algunos de los ladrillos en la fachada del edificio se aflojaron durante la tormenta.
b. en la portada (of book)
The book has an alligator on the front.El libro tiene un caimán en la portada.
3. (on the military front)
a. en el frente
The newspaper published many stories from soldiers who served on the front this year.El periódico publicó muchos relatos de soldados que sirvieron en el frente este año.
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in the front
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en el frente
I prefer to stand in the front during concerts, since I'm short.Prefiero estar en el frente durante los conciertos ya que soy baja.
b. al frente
Why don't you sit in the front so you can see better?¿Por qué no te sientas al frente para que puedas ver mejor?
c. en la parte delantera
My bicycle has a bell in the front.Mi bicicleta tiene una campana en la parte delantera.
d. por delante
The new releases are in the front of the bookstore.Los nuevos lanzamientos están por delante en la librería.
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