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adv.
  1. before
    lo he dicho antes I have said it before
  2. (antiguamente) previously, formerly
    antes viví en Caracas previously I lived in Caracas
  3. (más bien) rather, sooner
    antes muerto que traidor sooner dead than a traitor

Idioms:
antes de
  1. before, previous to
    antes de comer before eating
  2. rather than
    me mataría antes de casarme con él I would kill myself rather than marry him
antes de ayer
the day before yesterday
antes que
  1. before
    antes que te vayas before you go
  2. rather than
    prefiero jugar antes que hacer los quehaceres I prefer to play rather than to do chores
adj.
before
la noche antes the night before
conj.
rather, on the contrary
ellos no se entregaron, antes prefirieron morir they did not surrender, rather they preferred to die
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