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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. (indicating movement)
a. adelante
Where are the others? - They've gone ahead, and we're going to meet up with them at the peak.¿Dónde están los demás? - Fueron adelante, y vamos a encontrarlos en la cima.
2. (indicating position)
a. adelante
Take your time. I'll wait for you ahead.Sigue a tu ritmo. Te espero adelante.
3. (in a competition)
a. adelante
The runner was ahead for the whole race.El corredor estuvo adelante durante toda la carrera.
b. por delante
It was revealed that she was ahead of the other candidate by seven points.Se supo que iba por delante del otro candidato por siete puntos.
c. en la delantera
He was ahead for most of the race before he lost at the very end.Estuvo en la delantera durante la mayor parte de la carrera antes de que perdiera justo al final.
d. a la delantera
It's hard to stay ahead for a whole marathon.Es difícil permanecer a la delantera durante un maratón entero.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
At the end of the third period, we were ahead by ten points.Al final del tercer período, íbamos ganando por diez puntos.
She's three points ahead in the competition.Lleva una ventaja de tres puntos en el concurso.
4. (indicating time)
a. con antelación
Do I need to call ahead to reserve a table?¿Tengo que llamar con antelación para reservar una mesa?
b. venidero
In the years ahead, we'll have more difficulties.En los años venideros, tendremos más dificultades.
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ahead
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (forward)
a. adelante
2. (in front)
a. delante
b. adelante
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to go on aheadadelantarse
to send somebody (on) aheadenviar a alguien por delante mandar a alguien adelante
ahead ofdelante de
the road ahead was clearno había nadie en la carretera delante or
3. (winning)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be ahead (of)ir por delante (de)
Liverpool are two goals aheadel Liverpool gana por dos goles
to get aheadtriunfar
to get ahead of somebodyadelantar a alguien
4. (in time)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to plan aheadhacer planes con antelación or por adelantado
in the years aheaden los años venideros
ahead of timeantes de tiempo
he was ahead of his timese adelantó a su tiempo
how far ahead should one book?¿con cuánta antelación hace falta reservar?
the project is ahead of scheduleel proyecto va adelantado or va por delante del calendario previsto
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ahead [əˈhed]
When ahead is an element in a phrasal verb, eg draw ahead, go ahead, look up the verb.
adverb
1 (in space, order) delante
to be ahead (in race) llevar la delantera; ir (por) delante; ir ganando; llevar la ventaja; ir a la cabeza
to go on ahead ir adelante
go ahead! help yourself! to [get] ahead to [go] ahead with one's plans to [pull] ahead
this put Barcelona three points ahead esto dio al Barcelona tres puntos de ventaja
to send sb ahead enviar a algn por delante
2 (in time) antes; [+book] con anticipación
there's trouble ahead han de sobrevenir disgustos; ya se prevén dificultades; there's a busy time ahead tendremos mucha tarea
to look ahead anticipar
to plan ahead planificar por adelantado or con anticipación
to think ahead pensar en el futuro
3
ahead of
(in space, order) delante de
there were three people ahead of us había tres personas delante de nosotros; to be ahead of sb (in race, competition) llevar ventaja a; to get ahead of sb adelantarse a algn
(in time)
you'll get there ahead of us llegarás antes que nosotros; he's two hours ahead of the next competitor lleva dos horas de ventaja sobre el rival más próximo; share prices rose ahead of the annual report la cotización subió en anticipación del informe anual
we are three months ahead of schedule llevamos tres meses de adelanto sobre la fecha prevista
to arrive ahead of time llegar antes de la hora prevista
to be ahead of one's time anticiparse a su época; Wagner was two centuries ahead of his time Wagner se anticipó en dos siglos a su época; the plane is ahead of its time el avión va por delante de su tiempo
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