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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (undeviating)
a. direct
Esta línea de metro va directa al centro de la ciudad.This is a direct subway line to the city center.
b. straight
Gracias a los carriles bici, los ciclistas pueden ir directos al centro de la ciudad.Thanks to the new bike lanes, cyclists can go straight to the city center.
2. (without stopping)
a. direct
Tomaré un autobús directo, aunque sea más caro, porque no tengo tiempo para escalas.I will take a direct bus even if it's more expensive because I have no time for stops.
b. non-stop (flight)
La aerolínea anunció un nuevo vuelo directo entre Madrid y Beirut.The airline announced a new non-stop flight between Madrid and Beirut.
c. through (train)
Ojalá crearan un tren directo entre las dos ciudades.I wish they would create a through train between both cities
3. (frank)
a. direct
Julia es tan directa que a veces me incomoda hablar con ella.Julia is so direct that sometimes I don't feel comfortable talking to her.
b. straightforward
Mira, yo soy muy directa y no me gusta andarme con rodeos.Listen, I'm very straightforward and I don't like to beat about the bush.
4. (finance)
a. direct
El comprador realizó un ingreso directo en mi cuenta bancaria.The buyer made a direct deposit into my bank account.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (sports)
a. straight punch
El directo del boxeador propinó un golpe en la cara al contrincante.The boxer's straight punch inflicted a hit on the opponent's face.
6. (telecommunications; preceded by "en")
a. live
Les estamos emitiendo los debates presidenciales a ustedes en directo.We are bringing the presidential debates to you live.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (en línea recta)
a. direct
2. (sin detención)
a. direct
no hay tren directo de Barcelona a Romathere isn't a direct train from Barcelona to Rome
3. (persona, pregunta)
a. direct
su lenguaje era directo, sin rodeosher words were direct, she didn't beat about the bush
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
en directolive
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (general)
a. straight
directo astraight to
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1 [+línea] straight
este es un camino directo
2 [+pregunta, respuesta, lenguaje] direct; straightforward
es muy directa hablando she's very direct
3 [+tren] direct; through; [+vuelo] direct; non-stop
un vuelo directo a Madrid no hay trenes directos a Córdoba
ir directo a to go straight to; fui directa a la comisaría I went straight o directly to the police station
fui directa a casa porque tenía hambre el perro fue directo a donde estaba la droga
el balón fue directo a portería the ball went straight into the goal; este tren va directo a Granada this is a through o direct train to Granada; this train goes direct to Granada
5 (sin intermediario) direct
recibo órdenes directas del sargento I get my orders straight o direct from the sergeant
estamos en contacto directo con el Palacio Real
6 (Lingüística) [+complemento, traducción] direct
7 (Rad) (TV)
en directo live; una entrevista en directo a live interview; transmitir en directo to broadcast live
(Boxeo) straight punch; (Tenis) forehand drive;
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Phrases with "directo"
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en directo
complemento directo
direct object
vuelo directo
direct flight
pronombre de objeto directo
direct object pronoun
objeto directo
direct object
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