ante
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ante(
ahn
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ti
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (card games)
a. la apuesta
(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'll see your $100 and I raise the ante to $300.Acepto tus $100 y elevo la apuesta a $300.
b. la apuesta inicial
(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).
Cards will be dealt to the players after they place an ante of $50.Los jugadores recibirán cartas una vez que hayan pagado una apuesta inicial de $50.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (card games; often used with "up")
a. poner la apuesta inicial
You could feel the tension in the game once all the players had anted up.La tensión en la partida era palpable una vez que todos los jugadores habían puesto la apuesta inicial.
ante-
A prefix is an affix that is added to the beginning of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. auto, pre).
prefix
3. (before)
a. ante-
In this sentence, the pronoun "he" refers to the antecedent "David."En esta oración, el pronombre "él" se refiere al antecedente "David".
b. pre-
Antenatal care is very important for pregnant women.La asistencia prenatal es muy importante para las mujeres embarazadas.
4. (in front)
a. ante-
The kneecap is found on the anterior part of the body.La rótula se encuentra en la parte anterior del cuerpo.
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ante
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
2. (colloquial)
a. (in gambling, conflict)
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ante [ˈæntɪ] especially (US)
noun
(Cards) apuesta (f)
to raise or up the ante (Cards) subir la apuesta; elevar las demandas
transitive verb
apostar
intransitive verb
poner su apuesta
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ante
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ante(
ahn
-
teh
)
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).
4. (animal)
a. elk
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.
b. moose
Los antes son los cérvidos más grandes.Moose are the largest members of the deer family.
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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ante
1 (Zoología) (ciervo) elk; moose; (búfalo) buffalo; (México) (tapir) tapir
2 (piel) suede
3 (México) (dulce) macaroon
ante
preposition
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
3
ante todo above all; ante todo hay que recordar que ... first of all let's remember that ...
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Phrases with "ante."
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la apuesta
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Phrases with "ante."
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ante
before
ante-
before-
ante todo
above all, first of all
rendir cuentas ante
to report to
retroceder ante
to retreat in the face of
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