Quick answer
"Opposite" is an adjective which is often translated as "de enfrente", and "in front of" is an adverb which is often translated as "delante de". Learn more about the difference between "opposite" and "in front of" below.
opposite(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (facing)
a. de enfrente
He was walking along the opposite side of the road.Iba por la acera de enfrente.
2. (contrary)
a. contrario
He crashed into a car coming in the opposite direction.Chocó con un auto que venía en dirección contraria.
b. opuesto
They represent the two opposite poles of politics in France.Ellos representan los dos polos opuestos de la política francesa.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (location)
a. enfrente
The hotel is situated directly opposite.El hotel está situado justo enfrente.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (the contrary)
a. lo contrario
Was she annoyed? - Quite the opposite.¿Estaba enojada? - Todo lo contrario.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
5. (facing)
a. enfrente de
There is a charming little forest opposite the house.Hay un pequeño bosque encantador enfrente de la casa.
b. frente a
He was sitting opposite me.Estaba sentado frente a mí.
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in front of(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (position)
a. delante de
The car parked in front of mine is red.El coche estacionado delante del mío es rojo.
b. enfrente de
The library is in front of the restaurant.La biblioteca está enfrente del restaurante.
c. frente a
There's a statue in front of the fountain.Hay una estatua frente a la fuente.
d. al frente de
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The bank is in front of the park.El banco está al frente del parque.
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