Import text file as BASIC note type fails

I tried to import the text file below as Basic and Basic reversed and get this error:

Anki 2.1.49 (dc80804a) Python 3.8.6 Qt 5.14.2 PyQt 5.14.2
Platform: Windows 10
Flags: frz=True ao=False sv=2
Add-ons, last update check: 2021-12-20 14:30:51

Caught exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “aqt\”, line 197, in accept
File “anki\”, line 556, in save
File “anki\”, line 539, in update
File “anki_backend\”, line 450, in add_or_update_notetype
File “”, line 131, in _run_command
anki.errors.TemplateError: Card template ⁨2⁩ in notetype ‘⁨Basic⁩’ has a problem.
The front side is identical to card template ⁨1⁩.

I was able to create it as Basic-2e165 (although I am not sure what that is!)

Text File:

to answer - contestar
to arrive - llegar
to ask - preguntar
to buy - comprar
to call - llamar
to carry/take/wear - llevar
to change - cambiar
to clean - limpiar
to converse - conversar
to cook - cocinar
to dance - bailar
to deliver - entregar
to desire - desear
to draw - dibujar
to drive - manejar

The front template in card 1 and 2 of your notetype can’t be identical. Try to swap the fields:
Card 1 Front template > {{Front}}
Card 2 Front template> {{Back}}
(do the same with back template)

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Thank you! I don’t remember changing the template and just assumed it was the original. I dug a little deeper and have a somewhat better understanding of templates now.