direct
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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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direct
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. directo(a)
the direct oppositejustamente lo contrario
to be a direct descendant of somebodyser descendiente directo(a) de alguien
to score a direct hitdar en el blanco, hacer diana
2. (electric)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
direct currentcorriente continua
3. (finance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
direct debitdomiciliación bancaria or de pago
4. (commerce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
direct mailpropaganda por correo, correo directo
direct marketingmarketing directo
5. (grammar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
direct objectcomplemento or objeto directo
6. (politics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
direct rulegobierno directo
7. (commerce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
direct sellingventa directa
8. (grammar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
direct speechestilo directo
9. (finance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
direct taxationimpuestos directos
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10. (travel, write)
a. directamente
11. (broadcast)
a. en directo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (remark, gaze, effort)
a. dirigir
can you direct me to the station?¿podría indicarme cómo llegar a la estación?
13. (company, traffic, film)
a. dirigir
14. (instruct)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to direct somebody to do somethingmandar or indicar a alguien que haga algo
as directedsegún las instrucciones
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direct [daɪˈrekt]
adjective
1 (without detour) [+route, train, flight] directo
2 (immediate) [+cause, result] directo; [+contact, control, responsibility, descendant] directo
"keep away from direct heat" "no exponer directamente al calor"
this is the direct result of your incompetence this has a direct bearing on the subject we are discussing he has no direct experience of managing a budget
to make a direct hit dar en el blanco; he's the direct opposite es exactamente el contrario
3 (straightforward, not evasive) [+answer, refusal] claro; inequívoco; [+manner, character] abierto; franco
adverb
1 (straight) [+go, fly, pay] directamente
we fly direct to Santiago volamos directo or directamente a Santiago
she went home direct from the office the money will be paid direct to your bank can you dial direct from here?
2 (frankly) con franqueza; sin rodeos
transitive verb
1 (aim) [+remark, gaze, attention] dirigir;at, to a
that comment was not directed at you
2 (give directions to)
can you direct me to the station? ¿me puede indicar cómo llegar a la estación?
3 (control) [+traffic, play, film] dirigir
4 (instruct)
to direct sb to do sth mandar a algn hacer algo; to direct that ... mandar que ...
modifier
direct access (n) (Comput) acceso (m) directo
direct action (n) acción (f) directa
direct advertising (n) publicidad (f) directa
direct cost (n) costo (m) directo
direct current (n) (Electricity and Electronics) corriente (f) continua
direct debit (n) pago (m) a la orden
direct debiting (n) domiciliación (f) (de pagos)
direct dialling (n) servicio (m) (telefónico) automático; discado (m) directo; (LAm)
direct free kick (n) golpe (m) libre directo
direct grant school (n) (Britain) escuela (f) subvencionada
direct mail (n) publicidad (f) por correo; correspondencia (f) directa
a direct mail company ...the growth of the free gift offer, usually promoted by direct mail the company uses nationwide direct mail campaigns
direct mail shot (n) (Britain) campaña (f) publicitaria por correo; mailing (m)
direct marketing (n) márketing (m) directo
direct object (n) (Gram) complemento (m) directo
direct rule (n) gobierno (m) directo
direct selling (n) ventas (f) directas
direct speech (n) (Ling) estilo (m) directo
direct tax (n) impuesto (m) directo
direct taxation (n) tributación (f) directa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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