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Spanish Prepositions - ANTE -

Preposition "ante"

Pronunciation: ante (click on it to listen)
Origins: "ante" comes from the Latin "ante".
English equivalents: before, in front of.

This preposition is easy to learn:
1. We use this preposition when we refer to locations, places, physical position, etc. Let's say, we'd use it when answering a "Where" ("Dónde") question:

- ¿Dónde está la casa? (Where is the house?)
- La casa está ante tus ojos (The house is before your eyes)

- ¿Dónde está tu hermano? (Where is brother?)
- Mi hermano está ante la ventana (My brother is in front of the window)

2. You don't have to confuse "ante"; and "antes de", as "ante" is not used before a verb, although "antes de" also means "before".
In fact, "antes de" is used with expressions of time.

- Piensa en ello antes de hablar. (Think about it before talking).

- Antes de hablar con ella, habla conmigo. (Before talking with her, talk with me)

These are the main uses for this Spanish preposition. This section will be updated soon so... get tuned!! And don't forget about the "Ante" poll! It is placed after the "Recommended material" section.

As always, for any question or comment, go to the Spanish Forum and post it.
¡Hasta pronto!

Recommended material:
You can find below some materials / web pages that, from my point of view, can be useful and interesting:

Visual Link Spanish™ - Just click, listen and repeat! Don't just learn Spanish; put it into practice with a unique guided, step-by-step system. I've tested it and I wish I had something similar when I studied English!!

Preposition ANTE at Intro2Spanish.com More information about this preposition. It includes some examples and uses.

Lo más TV Such a funny, intelligent and useful way to learn and enjoy the Spanish language!! It is a web based activity and offers new videos on a weekly basis. By clicking on any of them you'll be taken to a new page were you can chose between dial-up or broadband. The load is fast, and in few seconds you will be watching and listening to the video.

Spanish Prepositions Discover more about the Spanish prepositions at Wikipedia.org

Think Spanish - Piensa en Español magazine I write monthly articles for "Think Spanish" ("Piensa en español") since 2002. All "Think Spanish" articles are written in Spanish, and they include a Spanish/English glossary. You'll also have the option to buy this magazine with a CD. Nice way to learn about Spanish language and customs!

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