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Inflexiones de 'ante' (n): mpl: antes

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Principal Translations
antes advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (anterior en el tiempo)before advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in the past advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Hay que esperar dos horas antes de bañarse.
 * I had to wait 40 minutes before a bus arrived.
antes advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (primero)would rather, would sooner exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Antes muerto que vender mi dignidad.
 I'd rather die than lose my dignity.
antes adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (precedente)before adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 El presidente dimitió el día antes.
 The president resigned the day before.
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Principal Translations
ante preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (frente a, en presencia de)before, in the presence of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  facing, faced with prep
  in the face of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Estamos ante un reto colosal que pondrá a prueba nuestro talento.
 We're faced with an enormous challenge that will really test our abilities.
ante preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (delante de)before, in front of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Siempre he soñado con actuar ante un gran público.
 I've always dreamed of performing in front of a big audience.
 
Additional Translations
ante nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (animal: piel curtida aterciopelada)suede nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  buckskin nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Note: Especialmente de alce.
 Los zapatos de ante son muy elegantes pero se estropean con facilidad.
 Suede shoes are very chic but they easily get ruined.
ante preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (en comparación)compared to, in comparison with, next to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Ante su inteligencia superdotada, todos parecen tontos.
 Next to his amazing intelligence everyone else looks a bit stupid.
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Compound Forms:
antes | ante |
antes al contrario exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (por el contrario)on the contrary exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes bien exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (más bien)rather advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
antes de exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (previamente a)before preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
antes de abandonar el hotel before leaving the hotel, before check-out
antes de acostarte loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (tiempo: período del día)before going to bed, before bedtime exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de ayer loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (dos noches antes)before yesterday preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
antes de cenar loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (tiempo: período del día)before dinner, before supper prep + n
antes de comenzar loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (indicar, presentar algo)before beginning, before starting prep + n
antes de continuar con before continuing with
antes de empezar loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (preparativos)before we start preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  before starting preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
antes de entrar a before entering, before going in
antes de entrar en before entering, before going in
antes de entrar en materia exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (frase de preámbulo)before we get down to business exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before we get started exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Antes de entrar en materia, cuéntenme cómo les fue el fin de semana.
 Before we get down to business, tell me how it went this past weekend.
antes de fin de año loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (este año)before the end of the year exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de fin de mes (este mes)before the end of the month exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  by the end of the month exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de hacer ninguna tontería before we do anything foolish, before you do anything stupid
antes de hoy before today, until today
antes de la boda before the wedding
antes de la caída de noche loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (tiempo: durante el día)before nightfall prep + n
antes de la fecha de vencimiento before the due date
antes de la hora (más temprano)before the hour exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before ... o'clock exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de lo esperado loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (con antelación)sooner than expected exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  earlier than expected exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de lo normal earlier than usual
antes de lo que loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (más pronto)earlier than preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Me cobró el dinero antes de lo que esperaba.
 He charged me sooner than I anticipated.
antes de lo que imaginas loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (más pronto de lo previsto)sooner than you could imagine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  earlier than you can imagine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  earlier than you may imagine exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Antes de lo que te imaginas, vas a lograr tu objetivo.
 Soon than you could imagine you'll achieve your goal.
antes de mañana loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (hoy)before tomorrow preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  by tomorrow preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Termina el reporte antes de mañana porque es el último día para entregarlo.
 Finish the report before tomorrow because it's the last day to turn it in.
antes de matar.... before killing
antes de mí before me
antes de morirse before dying
antes de nada loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (dar prioridad)before anything else, first of all exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  firstly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
antes de que before
antes de que salga el sol before sunrise, before the sun comes up
antes de que se me olvide exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (para hacer anotación)before I forget exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before it slips my mind exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de que sea before it's ..., before it gets
antes de que sea demasiado tarde fr hecha (en tiempo)before it's too late exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de que sea tarde before it gets late
antes de que te des cuenta exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (algo rápido o inesperado)before you realize it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de salir before leaving, before going
antes de salir para before leaving for
antes de su realización before it takes place
antes de ti before you
antes de tiempo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (prematuramente)  (disapproving)prematurely, too soon advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
antes de todo first of all, before everything
antes de un año loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (antes de 12 meses)in less than a year exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before the year is up exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de vencer el plazo before the expiration date
antes de viajar before traveling
antes del pago de intereses de la deuda before paying interest
antes del penúltimo before the next to last, before the penultimate
antes del tiempo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (pasado remoto)ahead of time, early advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
antes doblar que quebrar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). figurado (aconseja docilidad)  (maxim: compromise)it's better to bend than to break exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes muerta que sencilla exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (bien vestido, a la moda)rather be dead than plain, better dead than plain exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes no estabas así you weren't like that before, you didn't use to be like that
antes no había before, there was no …
  there didn't use to be any…
antes o después loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en cualquier momento)  (uncertain exactly when)sometime advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
   (inevitably)sooner or later exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 * John plans to go to Italy sometime next summer.
 * She lost her job; sooner or later, she will ask you for money.
antes que adv + conj (preceder, anteceder algo)before conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 * Before she left for Hawaii, she bought a new bathing suit.
antes que entregarse before delivering
antes que luz es carbón   (literal)before light is coal
 Todo, como el diamante, antes de luz es carbón.
antes que me vaya before I leave, before I go
antes que nada loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (indica prioridad)before anything else prep + pron
antes que nada debo decirte que first of all, I have to tell you that
antes si pero ahora no hay before, yes, but now there isn't any
cuanto antes loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (lo antes posible)as soon as possible advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Tu madre está enferma, ve al hospital cuanto antes.
 Your mother is sick, come to the hospital as soon as possible.
de antes de la guerra loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). figurado (antediluviano)before the war exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  antebellum advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
desde antes loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (entonces)since before preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
haberlo dicho antes loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (avisar con antelación)have said it earlier exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  have said it before exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  have said it previously exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
justo antes de just before, right before, just ahead of
marcar un antes y un después mark a milestone
más que antes more than before
mirar a ambos lados antes de cruzar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (comprobar el tráfico)look both ways before crossing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
si antes lo digo
antes sucede
if I speak sooner it will happen sooner
un antes y un después a before and an after
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