Quick answer
"Functional" is an adjective which is often translated as "funcional", and "directly" is an adverb which is often translated as "directamente". Learn more about the difference between "functional" and "directly" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (practical)
a. funcional
Carmen designed an attractive office space for me, but it wasn't very functional.Carmen me hizo un diseño atractivo para un espacio de oficina, pero no era muy funcional.
2. (working)
a. en funcionamiento
I've got an old cellphone, but it's still functional.Tengo un celular viejo, pero sigue en funcionamiento.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After years of neglect, most of the equipment is no longer functional.Después de años de descuido, la mayoría del equipo ya no funciona.
My grandfather's camera was still functional, but we didn't have any film for it.La cámara de mi abuelo todavía funcionaba, pero no teníamos rollo para ponerle.
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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. (straight)
a. directamente
We drove directly to San Diego from Los Angeles.Manejamos directamente a San Diego desde Los Ángeles.
2. (forthrightly)
a. con franqueza
The candidate failed to answer a single question directly.El candidato no respondió siquiera una pregunta con franqueza.
b. directamente
Norah was surprised by how directly he answered all of her questions.Norah se soprendió por el hecho de que respondió todas sus preguntas directamente.
3. (exactly)
a. justo
My office is directly above my apartment.Mi oficina está justo arriba de mi departamento.
b. inmediatamente
He entered the race directly before it began.Se inscribió en la carrera inmediatamente antes de que comenzara.
4. (without intermediaries)
a. directamente
Oscar reports directly to the general manager.Oscar rinde cuentas directamente al gerente general.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Juan Carlos is directly responsible for maintaining all the plumbing in the building.Juan Carlos es el responsable directo de mantener toda la fontanería del edificio.
Ronda is directly related to Simon Bolivar.Ronda está relacionada por línea directa con Simón Bolívar.
5. (shortly)
a. inmediatamente
Leave everything and come here directly!¡Deja todo y ven inmediatamente!
b. ahora mismo
"Go see her directly!" she yelled."¡Vete a verla ahora mismo!", gritó.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
6. (as soon as) (United Kingdom)
a. en cuanto
We will abolish the labor reform directly we win a majority in parliament.Derogaremos la reforma laboral en cuanto tengamos la mayoría en el parlamento.
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