recto
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recto(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (without turning)
a. straight
Cuando llegues al primer semáforo, sigue recto.When you get to the first light, continue straight.
b. straight on
Nada recto hasta que llegues a la otra orilla del lago.Swim straight on until you reach the other shore of the lake.
c. straight ahead
Camina recto 100 metros y dobla a la izquierda.Walk straight ahead for 100 meters and turn left.
2. (of good posture)
a. straight
Siéntate recto o te va a comenzar a doler la espalda.Sit up straight or your back will begin to hurt.
b. upright
Se sentó recta en el sofá cuando oyó a alguien entrar en la casa.She sat upright on the sofa when she heard someone entering the house.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (irreproachable)
a. upright
Robinson es un ciudadano recto que trabaja duro y ama su país.Robinson is an upright citizen who works hard and loves his country.
b. straight
David es demasiado recto para probar alguna droga ilegal.David is too straight to try any ilegal drugs.
c. honest
Martha es una mujer recta que nunca diría semejante mentira.Martha is a honest woman who would never tell such a lie.
d. honorable
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Es un hombre recto que solo quiere lo mejor para su familia.He is an honorable man who only wants the best for his family.
e. honourable (United Kingdom)
Detrás de ese político recto, hay un tirano despiadado.Behind that honourable politician there is a ruthless tyrant.
4. (not curved)
a. straight
Dibuja una línea recta que vaya desde el punto A hasta el punto B.Draw a straight line from point A to point B.
5. (geometry)
a. right
¿Cuántos ángulos rectos puede tener un triángulo equilátero?How many right angles can an equilateral triangle have?
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (anatomy)
a. rectum
El tumor fue descubierto gracias a una inspección de colon, recto y ano.The tumor was discovered after an inspection of the colon, rectum, and anus.
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recto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin curvas, vertical)
a. straight
2. (ángulo)
a. right
3. (íntegro)
a. upright, honorable
4. (justo, verdadero)
a. true, correct
5. (literal)
a. literal, true
6. (mathematics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
un ángulo rectoa right angle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (anatomy)
a. rectum
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (general)
a. straight on o ahead
todo rectostraight on o ahead
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recto
adjective
1 (derecho) straight; (vertical) upright
2
ángulo recto right angle
3 [+persona] (honrado) honest; upright; (estricto) strict; [+juez] fair; impartial; [+juicio] fair; [+intención] honest
4 (literal) [+sentido] proper
en el sentido recto de la palabra in the proper sense of the word
5 (Lingüística) [+caso] nominative
adverb
siga todo recto go straight on; la flecha fue recta al blanco the arrow went straight to the target
(Anatomía) rectum
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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