Translation of ahead in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əˈhed/


  • 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 o steam ahead! [Nautical/Náutica] ¡avante a toda máquina!
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    • ‘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 1.4 (in time) the years/months ahead los años/meses venideros, los próximos años/meses see also go ahead think ahead etc
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    • 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) delante de 2.2 (in race, competition) por delante de
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    • 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.
    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 or [formal] con antelación a la reunión 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.