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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. (in front of)
a. before
El acusado se declaró no culpable ante el tribunal.The accused pleaded not guilty before the court.
2. (faced with)
a. in the face of
Tienes que crecerte ante la adversidad para tener éxito a largo plazo.You have to grow stronger in the face of adversity to succeed in the long run.
3. (in comparison with)
a. compared to
Ante tu problema, el mío es una tontería.Compared to your problem, mine seems silly.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (animal)
a. moose (North American species)
Los antes son los cérvidos más grandes.Moose are the largest members of the deer family.
b. elk (European species)
Las astas de los antes pueden elevarse 1.2 metros por encima de sus cabezas.Elk antlers can extend 1.2 meters above their heads.
5. (material)
a. suede
Con este vestido de ante rojo, parezco Papá Noel.Wearing this red suede dress, I look like Santa Claus.
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1 (Zoología) (ciervo) elk; moose; (búfalo) buffalo; (México) (tapir) tapir
2 (piel) suede
3 (México) (dulce) macaroon
1 (en presencia de) [+persona] before
2 (enfrentado a) [+peligro] in the face of; faced with; [+dificultad, duda] faced with
ante esta posibilidad in view of this possibility; ante tantas posibilidades faced with so many possibilities; estamos ante un gran porvenir we have a great future before us
ante todo above all; ante todo hay que recordar que ... first of all let's remember that ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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