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"Indirect object pronoun" is a noun which is often translated as "el pronombre de objeto indirecto", and "direct" is an adjective which is often translated as "directo". Learn more about the difference between "indirect object pronoun" and "direct" below.
indirect object pronoun
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el pronombre de objeto indirecto
(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).
Professor, I don't know if this is an indirect object pronoun or a direct object pronoun.Profesor, no sé si este es un pronombre de objeto indirecto o un pronombre de objeto directo.
b. el pronombre de complemento indirecto
(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).
Class, remember to include indirect object pronouns in the sentences you compose.Clase, acuérdense de incluir los pronombres de complemento indirecto en las frases que componen.
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direct(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without interruption)
a. directo
Are there any direct flights from here to Montreal?¿Hay algún vuelo directo desde aquí hasta Montreal?
2. (immediate)
a. directo
She is a direct descendant of Queen Victoria.Es descendiente directa de la reina Victoria.
3. (frank)
a. directo
The journalist put very direct questions to the interviewee.El periodista hizo preguntas muy directas al entrevistado.
b. claro
She never gives direct answers for fear of hurting others' feelings.Nunca da respuestas claras por miedo a herir los sentimientos del otro.
4. (exact)
a. exacto
The qualification has no direct equivalent in this country.El título no tiene equivalente exacto en este país.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (without deviation, interruption, or outside intervention)
a. directamente
We're going direct to the hospital to have that wound checked.Vamos directamente al hospital para que te vean esa herida.
b. directo
This plane flies direct to Berlin.Este avión vuela directo a Berlín.
6. (frankly)
a. directamente
He didn't say it direct, but he certainly suggested it.No lo dijo directamente, pero desde luego lo sugirió.
b. sin rodeos
For once in your life, could you just tell me direct?Por una vez en tu vida, ¿podrías decírmelo sin rodeos?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to oversee)
a. dirigir
The traffic lights weren't working and there was a policeman directing the traffic.Los semáforos no funcionaban y había un policía dirigiendo el tráfico.
8. (film, theater, television)
a. dirigir
Is Steven Spielberg going to direct a new film?¿Va Steven Spielberg a dirigir una nueva película?
9. (to give directions to)
a. indicar cómo llegar
Can you direct me to the hospital?¿Me puede indicar cómo llegar al hospital?
10. (to aim)
a. dirigir
He directed his gaze towards the source of the sound.Dirigió la mirada hacia el lugar de donde venía el ruido.
11. (to be intended for)
a. dirigir
Much of the criticism has been directed at the government.Gran parte de las críticas han ido dirigidas al gobierno.
12.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to instruct)
a. ordenar
She directed me to wait outside the principal's office.Me ordenó que esperara en la puerta de la oficina del director.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
13. (film, theater, television)
a. dirigir
Ideally, Sam would like to direct.Idealmente, a Sam le gustaría dirigir.
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