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"Indirect" is an adjective which is often translated as "indirecto", and "direct" is an adjective which is often translated as "directo". Learn more about the difference between "indirect" and "direct" below.
indirect(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (circuitous)
a. indirecto
It can be cheaper to make long-distance flights by an indirect route.Puede salir más barato hacer vuelos de larga distancia a través de una ruta indirecta.
2. (covert)
a. indirecto
The tribunal ruled that the company's recruitment procedures enabled indirect discrimination against women.El tribunal dictaminó que los métodos de contratación de la empresa posibilitaban la discriminación indirecta de las mujeres.
3. (secondary)
a. indirecto
Many people have lost money as a direct or indirect result of taking this advice.Muchas personas perdieron dinero como resultado directo o indirecto de haber seguido estos consejos.
4. (linguistics)
a. indirecto
Students are taught the difference between direct and indirect speech.A los alumnos se les enseña la diferencia entre el discurso directo e indirecto.
5. (finance)
a. indirecto
The government could also elect to raise indirect taxes, such as VAT.El gobierno también podría optar por aumentar los impuestos indirectos, como el IVA.
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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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