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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. in front
Los turistas japoneses se sentaban por delante y nosotros por detrás.The Japanese tourists sat in front and we sat in back.
b. at the front
Son pantalones muy modernos. No llevan ni botones ni cremallera por delante.They're very trendy pants. They have no buttons or zipper at the front.
Por delante del pelotón iba un grupo de tres ciclistas escapados.There was a breakaway group of three cyclists ahead of the pack.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Miriam tiene mucho trabajo por delante.Miriam has plenty of work to do.
Tenemos dos horas de camino por delante.We have a two-hour walk ahead of us.
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