directions
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (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?
2. (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.
direction
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (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?
4. (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.
5. (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.
6.
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.
7.
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.
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direction
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).
in the direction of…en dirección a…
in every direction, in all directionsen todas direcciones
2. (fig)
a.
a step in the right directionun paso hacia el buen camino or en la dirección correcta
3. (of film, play, project)
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).
under the direction of…dirigido(a) por…
directionsindicaciones fpl
he asked me for directions to the stationme preguntó cómo se llegaba a la estación
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direction [dɪˈrekʃən]
noun
1 (course) dirección (f)
in the direction of hacia; en dirección a; sense of direction sentido (m) de la orientación; in the opposite direction en sentido contrario; in all directions por todos lados; they ran off in different directions salieron corriendo cada uno por su lado
2 (purpose) orientación (f)
I had no direction in my life
(control) mando (m); [of play, film] dirección (f)
she studied the violin under the direction of X under his able direction the work was completed on schedule
3 directions (instructions) (for use) instrucciones (f); (to a place) señas (f)
we stopped to ask for directions
directions for use modo (m) de empleo; instrucciones (f) de uso
modifier
direction finder (n) radiogoniómetro (m)
direction indicator (n) (Aut) intermitente (m)
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