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"Directo" is an adjective which is often translated as "direct", and "todo recto" is an adverb which is often translated as "straight ahead". Learn more about the difference between "directo" and "todo recto" below.
directo(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (undeviating)
a. direct
Esta línea de metro va directa al centro de la ciudad.This is a direct subway line to the city center.
b. straight
Gracias a los carriles bici, los ciclistas pueden ir directos al centro de la ciudad.Thanks to the new bike lanes, cyclists can go straight to the city center.
2. (without stopping)
a. direct
Tomaré un autobús directo, aunque sea más caro, porque no tengo tiempo para escalas.I will take a direct bus even if it's more expensive because I have no time for stops.
b. non-stop (flight)
La aerolínea anunció un nuevo vuelo directo entre Madrid y Beirut.The airline announced a new non-stop flight between Madrid and Beirut.
c. through (train)
Ojalá crearan un tren directo entre las dos ciudades.I wish they would create a through train between both cities
3. (frank)
a. direct
Julia es tan directa que a veces me incomoda hablar con ella.Julia is so direct that sometimes I don't feel comfortable talking to her.
b. straightforward
Mira, yo soy muy directa y no me gusta andarme con rodeos.Listen, I'm very straightforward and I don't like to beat about the bush.
4. (finance)
a. direct
El comprador realizó un ingreso directo en mi cuenta bancaria.The buyer made a direct deposit into my bank account.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (sports)
a. straight punch
El directo del boxeador propinó un golpe en la cara al contrincante.The boxer's straight punch inflicted a hit on the opponent's face.
6. (telecommunications; preceded by "en")
a. live
Les estamos emitiendo los debates presidenciales a ustedes en directo.We are bringing the presidential debates to you live.
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todo recto(
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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. (general)
a. straight ahead
Si vamos todo recto, salimos a la plaza mayor.If we go straight ahead, we'll come to the main square.
b. straight on
Siga todo recto hasta llegar al semáforo, y allí tuerza a la derecha.Go straight on until you reach the traffic light, and then turn right.
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