I understand opposite means on the other side of something, so for example
I'm sitting opposite my friend at the table.
In this example could I also say the following?
I'm sitting in front of my friend
Would that be wrong?
So, in my example, could I say that if I say 'I'm sitting in front of my friend' it's OK, it's just not as specific 'opposite my friend'?
Thank you. I understand the difference in your example. I just wanted to know if there is an object that separates us, in my example the table, would that be wrong if I use 'in front of'? Some English speakers told me that it's also ok.