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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.
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. 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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 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)facing, faced with preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  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."
  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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before check-out prep + n
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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before bedtime prep + n
antes de anoche,
anteanoche
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(hace dos noches)night before last nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Anteanoche fui al cine con mi novio y anoche salimos a cenar.
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)day before yesterday nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  two days ago exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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
  before having dinner v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de continuar con before continuing with v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  before going any further v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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 starting exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de entrar a before entering exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before going in exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de entrar en before entering exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before going in v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  before we get started v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 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."
  by the end of the year exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Debemos liquidar nuestra deuda antes de fin de año.
 We should pay off our debt before the end of the year.
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
  before doing anything foolish
antes de hoy before today, until today advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
antes de la boda before the wedding prep + n
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 era común,
antes de la era cristiana
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(era cristiana)before the common era prep + n
 Alejandro Magno nació en 356 antes de la era común.
antes de la fecha de vencimiento before the due date
antes de la hora (más temprano)before the time prep + n
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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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, sooner than exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Me cobró el dinero antes de lo que esperaba.
 He charged me earlier (or: 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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  earlier than you can imagine v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Antes de lo que te imaginas, vas a lograr tu objetivo.
 Sooner 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 prep + n
  by tomorrow prep + n
 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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de mí before me prep + pron
antes de morirse before dying prep + n
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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  firstly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
antes de pe y be con eme escribiré,
antes de pe y be con eme escribiré y nunca lo olvidaré,
antes de p y b con m escribiré
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
infantil (regla ortográfica) (grammar)i before e except after c exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Recurso mnemotécnico: permite recordar la grafía correcta de los grupos -mb- y -mp-.
 No se escribe canbio, sino cambio. Antes de pe y be con eme escribiré.
antes de que before conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. Before James became a dentist, he taught chemistry at the high school.
antes de que salga el sol before the sun comes up exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  before sunrise exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  before it slips my mind v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
antes de que sea before it gets v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  before it's v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. Before it gets cold, Sally is going to buy a snowsuit for her baby.
antes de que sea demasiado tarde exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (en tiempo)before it's too late v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
antes de que sea tarde before it gets late v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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, before you know it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
antes de salir before leaving, before going prep + n
antes de salir para before leaving for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes de su realización before it takes place v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
antes de ti before you, until you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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 anything else exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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 prep + n
antes de viajar before traveling prep + n
antes del pago de intereses de la deuda before paying interest exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes del penúltimo before the next to last, before the penultimate exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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)it's better to bend than to break v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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)sometime advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  sooner or later exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. John plans to go to Italy sometime next summer.
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. 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."
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. Before she left for Hawaii, she bought a new bathing suit.
antes que entregarse before delivering prep + gerund
antes que luz es carbón  (literal)before light is coal v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Todo, como el diamante, antes de luz es carbón.
antes que me vaya before I leave, before I go v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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
  first of all exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
antes que nada debo decirte que first of all, I have to tell you that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
antes si pero ahora no hay there was before, but now there isn't any v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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, go 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 prep + n
  antebellum adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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)you should have said so earlier excl
justo antes de exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (precisamente antes)just before, right before, just ahead of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
marcar un antes y un después,
suponer un antes y un después
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(marcar un hito)mark a milestone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be a turning point, be a pivotal moment v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
más que antes exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (más ahora)more than before exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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) (street, railroad tracks)look both ways before crossing, check both ways before crossing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
si antes lo digo,
antes sucede
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(lo advierto y sucede al instante)if I speak sooner it will happen sooner v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  no sooner said than done v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
un antes y un después a before and an after exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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