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"Directamente" is an adverb which is often translated as "straight", and "particular" is an adjective which is often translated as "particular". Learn more about the difference between "directamente" and "particular" below.
directamente(
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rehk
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mehn
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (without stopping)
a. straight
La policía llevó al ladrón directamente a la comisaría.The police took the thief straight to the station.
b. direct (without a stopover)
Es posible viajar directamente a Perth?Is it possible to travel direct to Perth?
2. (straightforwardly)
a. directly
Prefiero hablar las cosas abierta y directamente.I'd rather discuss things openly and directly.
b. straight
El abogado fue directamente al grano y me explicó la situación.The lawyer went straight to the point and explained the situation to me.
3. (in person)
a. directly
Prefiero negociar directamente con el cliente.I'd prefer to negotiate directly with the client.
b. personally
Entregué el paquete directamente al destinatario.I delivered the package personally to the addressee.
c. direct
Vendemos nuestra fruta directamente al público.We sell our fruit direct to the public.
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particular(
pahr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (specific)
a. particular
Es un problema muy particular que requiere una solución muy concreta.It's a very particular problem that requires a very specific solution.
2. (privately owned)
a. private
En la dirección que me diste no había una tienda sino una casa particular.There wasn't a store at the address you gave me but a private house.
3. (singular)
a. particular
Es un hombre muy particular. Nunca sabes por dónde te va a salir.He is a most peculiar man. You nerver know what he'll come out with.
b. personal
Tiene una forma muy particular de hacer las cosas.She has a very personal way of doing things.
4. (exceptional)
a. special
La casa no tiene nada de particular, pero la zona es preciosa.The house is nothing special, but the area is lovely.
5. (education)
a. private (class or teacher)
Quisiera tomar unas clases particulares de inglés antes de ir a Australia.I'd like to take some private English lessons before I go to Australia.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (person)
a. individual
La justicia no puede estar en manos de particulares. Es responsabilidad del estado.Justice cannot be in the hands of individuals. It's the responsibility of the state.
7. (point)
a. matter
No dijeron nada sobre el particular.They didn't mention the matter.
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