Quick answer
"Dirección" is a noun which is often translated as "direction", and "camino" is a noun which is often translated as "road". Learn more about the difference between "dirección" and "camino" below.
dirección(
dee
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rehk
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (course)
a. direction
Mi casa está en la dirección contraria.My house is in the opposite direction.
2. (residence)
a. address
Mi dirección sale en la guía telefónica.My address is in the directory.
3. (control)
a. management
La dirección de una empresa la lleva a cabo un director.The management of a company is carried out by a CEO.
4. (automobile)
a. steering
La dirección está rota y estoy casi sin frenos.The steering is broken and the brakes are nearly gone.
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camino(
kah
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mee
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noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (a path of travel)
a. road
El camino estaba bloqueado por un árbol caído.The road was blocked by a fallen tree.
b. track
Seguimos el camino del tren hacia el bosque.We followed the train track into the woods.
c. path
Había un camino de piedra desde la piscina hasta la casa.There was a stone path from the swimming pool to the house.
2. (route)
a. way
¿Les dijo bien el camino a su casa?Did she tell you the right way to her house?
b. route
¿Cuál es el camino más corto al estadio?Which is the shortest route to the stadium?
3. (distance traveled)
a. journey
Emprendimos el camino de regreso al amanecer.We set out on the return journey at dawn.
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