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"Guidance" is a noun which is often translated as "la orientación", and "direction" is a noun which is often translated as "la dirección". Learn more about the difference between "guidance" and "direction" below.
guidance(
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dihns
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (counseling)
a. la orientación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I went to the school counselor to seek guidance about my future.Fui al orientador escolar en busca de orientación sobre mi futuro.
b. el consejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When I need some guidance, I always call my mom.Cuando necesito algún consejo, siempre llamo a mi mamá.
2. (direction)
a. la dirección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She finished her thesis under the guidance of a very famous linguist.Acabó su tesis bajo la dirección de un lingüista muy famoso.
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direction(
dih
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rehk
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shihn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (way)
a. la dirección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Which direction is north?¿En qué dirección está el norte?
2. (cinema, theater, television)
a. la dirección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The movie direction was a bit amateur.La dirección de la película fue un poco de aficionado.
3. (management or guidance)
a. la dirección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The school thrived under the direction of a new, charismatic principal.El colegio prosperó bajo la dirección de una nueva directora carismática.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(purpose)
a. la dirección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The party lacks direction.El partido carece de dirección.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(course)
a. el rumbo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It isn't too late to change direction if you don't like what you're doing.No es demasiado tarde para cambiar de rumbo si no te gusta lo que haces.
b. la dirección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My husband and I seem to be going in different directions and to have less and less in common.Parece que mi marido y yo vamos en direcciones contrarias, y tenemos cada vez menos en común.
directions
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (details on how to reach a destination)
a. las indicaciones
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I know how to get to the town but not to the factory, so we'll probably have to ask for directions.Sé cómo se llega al pueblo pero no a la fábrica; es probable que tengamos que pedir indicaciones.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Someone stopped me to ask for directions to the police station.Alguien me paró para preguntarme cómo se llega a la estación de policía.
Why don't we go into a store to ask for directions?¿Por qué no entramos en una tienda para pedir que nos indiquen el camino?
7. (instructions)
a. las instrucciones
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Did you read the manufacturer's directions?¿Leíste las instrucciones del fabricante?
b. las indicaciones
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Make sure you follow the directions on the can.Asegúrate de seguir las indicaciones de la lata.
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