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delantera
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delantera(
deh
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lahn
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teh
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (first position)
a. lead
Alonso tomó la delantera en la carrera en el último minuto y ganó.Alonso took the lead in the race in the last minute and won.
2. (advantage)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Nuestra competencia nos lleva la delantera en el servicio de atención al cliente.Our competition has a lead over us in customer service.
El coche rojo nos llevaba un minuto de delantera, pero el conductor quiso adelantarlo.The red car was a minute ahead of us, but the driver wanted to overtake it.
3. (sports)
a. forward line
El entrenador fichó a dos nuevos jugadores para que jugaran en la delantera.The coach signed two new players to play in the forward line.
b. forwards (plural)
El juego de la delantera fue clave en la victoria en el partido.The forwards' play was key in winning the game.
4. (foremost seating area)
a. front row
Reservamos los asientos de la delantera del teatro para ver mejor.We booked front row seats in the theater to get a better view.
5. (forepart)
a. front
La colorida delantera de la camiseta se había desteñido tras lavarla.The colorful front of the T-shirt had faded after washing it.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. knockers
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
¡Vaya delantera tiene la profe de matemáticas! Lleva un sostén enorme.Look at the math teacher's knockers! She's wearing a huge bra.
b. boobs
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Miguel dice que quiere una novia que tiene una buena delantera. - Qué estúpido.Miguel says he wants a girlfriend with big boobs. - What a putz.
c. tits
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
La delantera de esa chica no puede ser natural.That girl's tits can't be natural.
delanteras
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (clothing)
a. chaps
El cowboy que montaba el caballo blanco llevaba puesta una delantera de cuero.The cowboy who was riding the white horse wore leather chaps.
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delantera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (primer puesto)
a. lead
coger o tomar la delanterato take the lead
llevar la delanterato be in the lead
coger o tomar la delantera a alguiento beat somebody to it
2. (ventaja)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
nos llevan tres minutos de delanterathey're three minutes ahead of us
su hermano le lleva la delantera en los estudioshis brother is doing better than him at school
3. (sports)
a. forward, forward line
4. (colloquial)
a. bust
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delantera
1 [de casa, vestido] front
2 (Dep) (línea de ataque) forward line
coger o tomar la delantera a algn (en carrera) to take over the lead from sb; (al contestar) to beat sb to it
llevar la delantera to be in the lead
llevar la delantera a algn to be ahead of sb
sacar la delantera a algn to steal a march on sb
3 (Teat) front row
4 (Anatomía) knockers (muy_familiar)
plural
; (p)
tits (muy_familiar)
plural
; (p)
5 delanteras (calzones) chaps; (mono) overalls
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