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"Curved" is an adjective which is often translated as "curvo", and "straight" is an adjective which is often translated as "recto". Learn more about the difference between "curved" and "straight" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. curvo
Becky covered the piece of paper with curved lines, stars, and flowers.Becky cubrió la hoja de papel con líneas curvas, estrellas y flores.
b. curvado
When he was a kid, Oscar loved to climb the great big curved branch of the tree in the yard.Cuando era niño, a Oscar le encantaba subirse a la gran rama curvada del árbol en el jardín.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not curved)
a. recto (line, road, skirt)
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.La distancia más corta entre dos puntos es una línea recta.
2. (level)
a. derecho (tie or picture)
Can you tell me if this picture is straight?¿Puedes decirme si está derecho este cuadro?
3. (not curly)
a. liso
The young lady with long straight hair was serving us.Nos atendió una muchacha con pelo largo y liso.
b. lacio
I prefer guys with straight hair.Prefiero a los chicos con pelo lacio.
4. (honest)
a. honesto (person)
Thank you for being straight with me.Gracias por ser honesto conmigo.
b. claro (answer)
I couldn't get a straight answer out of him.No conseguí que me diera una respuesta clara.
5. (consecutive)
a. consecutivo
After five straight wins, they are top of the league.Tras cinco victorias consecutivas, están a la cabeza de la liga.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(sexual orientation)
a. heterosexual
I'm gay and he's straight.Yo soy gay y él es heterosexual.
7. (clear)
a. claro
I want things to be straight between us.Quiero que las cosas estén claras entre nosotros.
b. categórico (refusal)
They didn't want to come out with a straight refusal.No querían dar una negativa categórica.
8. (not taking drugs)
a. limpio
He was into drugs but has been straight for a year now.Consumía drogas pero ha estado limpio por un año.
9. (simple)
a. claro (choice)
The electorate has a straight choice between the status quo and a fresh start.Para el electorado la alternativa es clara: el statu quo o un nuevo comienzo.
10. (undiluted)
a. solo
Give me a rum on the rocks and a tequila straight.Me pones un ron con hielo y un tequila solo.
11. (conventional)
a. convencional
I find her really boring. She’s so straight.A mí me parece muy aburrida. Es tan convencional.
12. (theater)
a. dramático
He wants to get away from comedy and play straight roles.Quiere distanciarse de la comedia y hacer papeles dramáticos.
b. serio
His latest play is straight, very different from what he’s written before.Su última obra es seria, y muy diferente de lo que ha escrito hasta ahora.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
13. (in order)
a. en orden
Let me put things straight before people start arriving to the party.Déjame poner estas cosas en orden antes de que venga la gente a la fiesta.
b. arreglado
Everything had to be straight before he left the house.Todo tenía que estar arreglado antes de que saliera de la casa.
14. (in a straight line)
a. en línea recta
After leaving the bar he could barely walk straight.Al salir del bar apenas podía caminar en línea recta.
15. (in an erect fashion)
a. derecho
Soldiers, stand up straight when at attention!¡Soldados, pónganse derechos cuando están formados!
16. (directly)
a. directamente
He asked me for feedback and I went straight to the point.Pidió mi opinión y fui directamente al grano.
17. (immediately)
a. inmediatamente
I went home straight after work.Volví a casa inmediatamente después del trabajo.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. con franqueza
Just tell me straight and stop beating around the bush.Déjate de rodeos y dime las cosas con franqueza.
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