forefront
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forefront(
fawr
-
fruhnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (leading position)
a. el frente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He has been at the forefront of the negotiations since the beginning.Estuvo al frente de las negociaciones desde el comienzo.
b. la vanguardia
(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).
The company has managed to place itself at the forefront of change and progress in recent years.En los últimos años, la empresa ha logrado situarse a la vanguardia del cambio y el progreso.
2. (prominent position)
a. el primer plano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After the recent killings, the issue of gun control has come to the forefront again.Tras los últimos asesinatos, el tema del control de armas de fuego volvió al primer plano de la actualidad.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Whenever I make a decision, my family is always at the forefront of my mind.A la hora de tomar una decisión, siempre tengo muy presente a mi familia.
Will's visit to his hometown brought his childhood memories to the forefront of his mind.La visita de Will a su ciudad natal hizo que los recuerdos de su infancia cobraran presencia.
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forefront
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
to be in the forefront (of)estar a la vanguardia (de)
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forefront [ˈfɔːfrʌnt]
noun
to be in the forefront of estar en la vanguardia de
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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