The opposite of arrière?

DzoanB1Kwiziq community member

The opposite of arrière?

So if devant is the opposite of derrière, what is the opposite of arrière?
Asked 5 years ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Dzoan, I had to look this one up in the Collins-Robert Dictionnaire to ensure what I was thinking was, indeed, the antonym of arrière. There are two possibilities listed: avant devant So dependent of the context of how the word would be used, it could be either. Bonne chance.
JackC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Bonjour Dzoan

Avant is the opposite of arriere in the automotive industry anyway.  So when you get a control tecnique test on you car it might say pneu av dr or ar ga for front right and left rear tyres.  Despite these being spacial and not temporal descriptions!

JackC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Another example is the famous Citroen B11 of 1949 known as the Traction Avant because it has front wheel drive.

The opposite of arrière?

So if devant is the opposite of derrière, what is the opposite of arrière?

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