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American English: /əˈhɛd/
British English: /əˈhɛd/

Translation of ahead in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (indicating movement) she went on ahead to greet them
    se adelantó para saludarlos
    take the second left, then go straight ahead
    tome la segunda a la izquierda y luego siga todo recto or derecho
    I'll go on ahead to see what's happening
    yo iré delante or adelante a ver qué está pasando
    she sent the trunk ahead by rail
    mandó el baúl antes or por delante por tren
    full speed or steam ahead! (Nautical)
    ¡avante a toda máquina!
    Example sentences
    • ‘Come, we might as well start our journey as we talk,’ he said as he motioned towards the road ahead.
    • They're not moving, just gazing ahead toward the Japanese lines.
    • A passenger in his car, his son, said he had not been paying attention to the road ahead as they travelled towards their home.
    1.2 (indicating position) a short distance ahead
    un poco más adelante
    the post office is straight ahead
    la oficina de correos está siguiendo recto
    1.3 (in race, competition) our team was ahead
    nuestro equipo llevaba la delantera
    we're only one goal ahead
    vamos ganando por solo un gol
    the Japanese are still way ahead in that field
    los japoneses siguen estando a la cabeza en ese campo
    Example sentences
    • Bootham Cons surged ahead to lead 8-1 but Holgate fought back to 10-10 after 11 ends.
    • Ecofin's day at the races… And they're coming up the back stretch now and it's Economic Recovery way ahead in the lead.
    • Quitting while he was ahead, Shaw led his last big band in 1950.
    1.4 (in time) the years/months ahead
    los años/meses venideros
    los próximos años/meses
    see alsogo ahead think ahead etc
    Example sentences
    • What steps have been taken, and what's ahead in the near future?
    • Having just finished recording his debut album last week, Mike plans to learn more about music, take sound engineering courses and plan ahead for the future.
    • Mrs Gilligan, who with her husband and sons runs a thriving dairying farm, believes the new system will give farmers the freedom to plan ahead for the future.
  • 2ahead of 2.1 (in front of) 2.2 (in race, competition)
    por delante de
    2.3 (before) she got there an hour ahead of everybody else
    llegó una hora antes que los demás
    you will be notified ahead of the meeting
    se le hará saber antes de la reunión
    se le hará saber con antelación a la reunión [formal]
    Athens is two hours ahead of London
    Atenas va dos horas por delante de Londres
    en Atenas es dos horas más tarde que en Londres
    we're ahead of time
    vamos adelantados
    they arrived ahead of time
    llegaron antes de la hora
    payments ahead of time
    pagos por adelantado
    see alsotime 1 8 1
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