An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (street or traffic)
a. de sentido único
I wanted to turn left, but the next three blocks in a row were all one-way streets going to the right.Quería dar vuelta a la izquierda, pero por tres cuadras seguidas todas las calles eran de sentido único hacia la derecha.
2. (trip)
a. de ida
Sara bought a one-way ticket to Amsterdam with no idea when she'd return home.Sara compró un boleto de ida a Ámsterdam sin idea de cuándo volvería a casa.
b. sencillo
Regionalism used in Mexico
I would like to buy a one-way ticket to Acapulco.Quiero comprar un boleto sencillo a Acapulco.
3. (not mutual)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm not surprised to hear they broke up. It was a one-way relationship.No me sorprende saber que se separaron. No era una relación recíproca.
Jake's admiration for his brother was, unfortunately, all one way.La admiración que Jake sentía por su hermano, desafortunadamente, no le era correspondida.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ticket)
a. de ida
2. (street, traffic)
a. de sentido único
one-way [ˈwʌnweɪ]
1 [+street] de dirección única; de sentido único; especially (LAm) [+ticket] de ida; sencillo; (Méx)
one-way journey viaje (m) sin retorno
one-way traffic dirección única; dirección obligatoria
2 [+admiration etc] no correspondido
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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