Traducción de straight en español:


recto, adj.

Pronunciación: /streɪt//streɪt/


  • 1

    • 1.1(not curved or wavy)

      (line/nose/stick/edge) recto
      (hair) lacio
      (hair) liso
      (road) recto
      (road) sin curvas
      (coat/skirt) recto
      to walk in a straight line caminar en línea recta
      • keep your knees straight no dobles las rodillas
      • he walks with a straight back camina muy erguido
      • a straight left/right un directo con la izquierda/derecha
      • straight cylinders cilindros en línea
      • It is visible down a straight approach road for nearly half a mile.
      • Other jackets and pants have a completely new and fuller body shape, where trousers are full, very long and straight and are worn loose at the waist.
      • They come pleated in long styles as well as straight and swinging styles and skirt suits are back.
      • Women wear a straight black skirt with a slit through which can be seen layers and layers of white lace.
      • My hair was straight naturally, so I usually didn't do anything with it; I liked it the way it was.
      • Denise reappeared, wearing a straight blue skirt, trying to compose herself but still looking very embarrassed.
      • My hair was straight and hung about two inches over my shoulders; not long and shiny like my sister's locks.
      • As a result, two of the remaining races will be divided to make up a six-race programme which will be staged entirely on the straight course.
      • I'll be pedalling along, quietly making time along a fairly straight length of road, and be thinking to myself.
      • This consisted of a white fitted shirt, a blue straight skirt which came just above the knee and a blue sweatshirt and tie.
      • Once here, they invented straight roads, central heating, Latin lessons and a lasting tourist industry in Bath.
      • Sally suggests putting together a pair of straight trousers with a biggish top and a belt slung around loosely.
      • His hair was naturally straight and it ended at around his neck area.
      • There are straight stretches and sharp bends and that is why there are so many fatalities on that road.
      • As the bus pelts towards Paramaribo past scattered dwellings on a dead straight road, I'm reminded of home.
      • He says because it is a long straight road motorists are ignoring the speed limit.
      • Her hair was straight and had two braids that went from her temples to the back of her head.
      • As a result, trails often meander instead of following straight courses.
      • Her straight hair is tied in a ponytail and her eye shadow looks fresh.
      • It appears he negotiated a corner but crashed as he turned onto a straight section of road.
      • Her hair was naturally straight so there was no reason to brush it.
      • She wore a straight black skirt that reached to the floor and a white blouse with silver buttons.
      • What name is given to the effect that causes a straight stick to appear bent when we put part of its length under water?
      • Martin had brought them back into the City via Westgate road again, because it was a nice straight route that he liked despite its ups and downs.
      • The bride, given in marriage by her father Sean, looked radiant in a white satin, long sleeved straight dress, with a long train.
      • We selected a basic straight skirt, but skirts this season have detailing you might want to consider.
      • Kneel on all fours with arms straight and wrists in line with shoulders.
      • Choose jackets, tailored suits and shirtwaist dresses with straight, classic cuts.
      • The roads were straight and empty, and coconut trees still dominated the landscape.
      • Her long, straight hair fell over her shoulders in a smooth curtain to her waist and framed her face with a startling effect.
      • She was wearing a simple gray T-shirt and jeans that weren't flared, but weren't straight either.
      • The waitresses wear authentic Thai clothes and look elegant in their long straight skirts and blouses in silks of every hue of the rainbow.
      • After a quick survey of the room, she saw that she was one of a handful of women whose hair was straight rather than curly.
      • I see a lot of girls in the media with beautiful faces and long, straight hair.
      • In fact, almost the whole way from Kiev we encountered few cars along the wide, forest-lined, straight road.
      • At the end of the straight section, the road bends to the right and appears to go down slightly.
      • She was certainly pretty, with straight hair down to her lower back, perfectly brushed.
      • I threw my head back and laughed, letting my long, straight hair fall down my back.
      • With her thick, straight hair and tanned skin, she really could be Olivia's sister.
      • Two cars start off at the same point on a straight highway facing opposite directions.
      • Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it is necessary to turn the steering wheel from time to time.
      • Commuters are attracted to areas where house prices are still relatively low and the road is straight.
      • The straight black skirt made her legs longer and her hips curvier; it showed her figure.
      • Some wear navy printed straight skirts with embroidered shoes and embroidered scarves on their heads.
      • I have naturally straight hair, but lately it started to curl more than I'd like it to.
      • The road is now straight, a highway surrounded by farms and the occasional factory.
      • There was apparently to be a return to popularity of the three-quarter tunic buttoning down the back and the straight skirt.
      • She watched as the rain rinsed off Evelyn's layers of make-up and her straight hair became frizzy curls.
      • The biggest problem with having thin, straight hair is its evident lack of volume.
      • In the doorway stood a thin lady with straight hair to her shoulders.
      • They wore satin dresses with scalloped bodices and straight skirts and carried cream and cerise roses.
      • Some stylists are great with, say, thick full hair but have no idea how to do thin straight hair.
      • There is a mistaken belief that it is a straight road, while in fact there is a slight bend.
      • Police regard the village as a speeding hot spot because of the long, straight roads in the area.
      • Newark Road is a long straight road so drivers can build up a lot of speed driving down it, so we need traffic-calming measures to slow them down.
      • Opening the door he saw a young woman, the same age as Maggie, but with dark, straight hair, and dark eyes.
      • What surprises me is how often they appear beside a straight piece of road.
      • I have long, straight hair and I don't want it to be curly so please keep that in mind.
      • The men wear their long straight hair in braids and wear blue ponchos and white pants.
      • The girl on the left had straight hair, unlike the other girl's, which was wavy.
      • She admits to feeling jealous of her younger brother's darker skin, thick straight hair and wide brown eyes.
      • I have trouble finding jeans that have a straight leg and high waist.

    • 1.2(level, upright, vertical)

      to be straight estar derecho
      • is this picture (hanging) straight? ¿está derecho el cuadro?
      • is my tie straight? ¿tengo la corbata derecha / bien puesta?
      • your tie isn't straight llevas / tienes la corbata torcida
      • In order to cast it, the arm has to be straight and the fingers flexed.
      • She walked up to me and straightened the already straight collar of my tuxedo jacket.
      • I dressed with care, making sure my tie was straight and my shirt-tail was tucked into my slacks.
      • The black tie was straight and positioned perfectly, giving him an overall very professional appearance.
      • His cherry-red bow tie was perfectly straight, his white shirt immaculately ironed.
      • Taking a deep breath she checked her skirt was straight, brushed one strand of hair behind her ear and exhaled.
      • Before each journey: check that the car seat straps are straight and properly adjusted to allow for the thickness of your child's clothes.
      • Experienced masons keep their string lines taut to help them lay straight courses.
      • At the end of the three-hour operation, his vertebral column looked straight.
      • Your back should be reasonably straight and upright.
      • The goal is to make your spine mostly straight and aligned while you rest.
      • Even his tie, blown to one side by a slight wind, was back to its normal straight position.

  • 2

    (in order)
    is my hair straight? ¿tengo bien el pelo?
    • I have to get / put my room straight tengo que ordenar / arreglar mi cuarto
    • I need a few days to put / set / get my affairs straight necesito unos días para poner mis asuntos en orden
    • if I pay for the coffees, we'll be straight si pago los cafés quedamos / estamos en paz
    • to get sth straight
    • let's get this straight a ver si nos entendemos
    • you have to make sure you've got your facts straight tienes que asegurarte de que la información que tienes es correcta
    • I went to see the boss to set the record straight fui a ver al jefe para aclarar las cosas
    • just to set the record straight, I never actually said that que conste que yo nunca dije eso
    • to put / set sb straight about sth aclararle algo a algn
    • I soon put him straight enseguida le aclaré las cosas
  • 3

    • 3.1(direct, clear)

      (refusal/denial) rotundo
      (refusal/denial) categórico
      the proposal met with a straight rejection la propuesta fue rechazada de plano
      • it's a straight choice between buying a car or going on holiday la alternativa es clara: o compramos un coche o nos vamos de vacaciones
      • this is a straight borrowing from an earlier work esto está sacado directamente de una obra anterior
      • I made $20,000 straight profit saqué 20.000 dólares limpios de beneficio
      • she's on straight commission trabaja solo a comisión
      • to vote straight Democrat votar a los demócratas para todos los cargos
      • it's a straight fight es un mano a mano
      • she got straight A's sacó sobresaliente en todo
      • I have a lot of respect for him because he was always straight with me.
      • But one thing I did notice: in interviews, Clarke is refreshingly good at giving a straight answer.
      • But the people he deals with are all evasive to the point that he can't get a straight answer.
      • A The straight answer is that it's possible, but very unlikely.
      • On the issue of the replacement, the coach said it was not as simple as making a straight swap.
      • They refused to give straight answers to many of his questions, often citing reasons of national security.
      • They can't even explain why they wouldn't give me a straight answer.
      • The younger woman kept silent, wishing her mother would just give her a straight answer for a change and stop lecturing.
      • Italy usually leaves non-meat eaters with a straight choice between pasta and pizza.
      • Rosemary asked him what the problem was but she could not get a straight answer from him.
      • Whilst not everyone will agree with what he says, they will respect his conviction, his honesty and his straight talking.
      • He was asked a very specific question and he gave a very straight answer to what the question was.
      • It was straight, forthright and honest, and, once the situation was resolved, there were no grudges and no problems.
      • Poor old George is really struggling because he always tries to give straight answers even when the truth is better left unsaid.
      • People were straight with me that day, but suddenly I was fair game for the media.
      • In both cases, a straight choice is being made between doing something and paying somebody else to do it for you while you do something more lucrative.
      • They're the ones that people in the industry know and recognise as the straight journalism courses.
      • A straight biography would have been a more obvious project to undertake.
      • Disruption is inevitably compounded by having to rearrange the team to change positions and adjust tactics, rather than make a straight swap.
      • I don't think that they gave a straight answer to any of the questions they were asked by either Brokaw or each other.
      • Like the president, he believes in eye contact and straight talk.
      • Long ago, I promised myself that I would always give my children a straight answer whenever they asked anything of me.
      • He knew that he hadn't been exactly straight with David about the idea that he was dead.
      • What we need is honesty and more straight talking about the choices we face as a country, about the real costs of what is proposed or the actual costs of the state's retreat.
      • He said on Friday that if he had been given a straight choice between the Scotland job and the Leicester one, he would have taken the latter.
      • For now it seems like a straight choice: pay more in tax for a better service for all, or pay more privately to ensure your personal health.
      • It seems to me he was asked a very straight and simple question that he then chose to overly complicate.
      • I wasn't going to be doing any watching so I thought it best to put it in simple, straight terms.
      • The only way to truly find out why would be to ask all the coaches how they voted and even then it might be hard to get a straight answer.
      • This time, the message was simple and straight: You too will grow old one day.
      • If two teams end level for second place there will be a straight play-off.
      • Sceptics point out that the poll only offered a straight choice between Whitehall and regional rule, and left out the option of more local control.
      • In the eyes of our leaders there is a straight choice to be made by everyone.
      • But give me a straight choice between this and the economics of the jungle that is fair trade, and I will choose the present system.
      • But this is one time when no one should accept not getting a straight answer.
      • By contrast, in the run-up to the war, he appeared to be straight, direct and sincere.

    • 3.2(unmixed)

      (gin/vodka) solo
      I always have my Scotch straight siempre tomo el whisky solo
      • Grey and Flanagan nodded and watched as O'Hara proceeded to pour not just a shot, but a full glass of straight whisky.
      • Five minutes later had me at the side of the school opening the bag and taking a huge gulp of straight vodka.
      • By the age of 14 Annie was drinking straight vodka, smoking cannabis on a daily basis and almost never going to school.
      • I didn't want to just order a beer - how classic - or a glass full of straight vodka.
      • She orders straight vodka because she remembers a magazine ad that made it look crisp and tasty.
      • Before he can order, a straight shot of whiskey is dropped in front of him.
      • That makes it more difficult for employees to hide beer, wine, or straight liquor in a Styrofoam cup or shaded glass.
      • Holding the bottle by the neck she took her first sip; it tasted of blackberries, but mostly of straight liquor.
      • He said that since the shutdown, bartenders cannot serve straight alcohol.
      • Vodka is always drunk straight, accompanied by pickled or salty food.

  • 4

    (honest, frank)
    (question) directo
    all I want is a straight yes or no lo único que quiero es que me digas que sí o que no, sin más
    • you won't get a straight answer out of him no conseguirás que te dé una respuesta clara
    • I've been absolutely straight with you about the whole business no te he ocultado nada del asunto
  • 5

    he won in straight sets ganó sin perder / sin conceder ningún set
    • she's had five straight wins ha obtenido cinco victorias consecutivas / al hilo
    • this is the fifth straight day it's happened este es el quinto día seguido que pasa
    • a straight flush una escalera de color
  • 6

    • 6.1(serious)

      (actor/play) dramático
      (play/actor) serio
      (composer) de música seria
      • It's a great experience as there is a lot more latitude but I actually prefer dramas and straight thrillers.
      • Without that it would be pretty drab and dull, like a straight play.
      • You know, I was hired to be the straight woman for all these funny people.
      • Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Howard performed in straight plays on both sides of the Atlantic.
      • It isn't every day a London theatre presenting a straight play gets an audience like this one seems to be attracting.
      • The West End is also suffering from the lack of successful straight plays.
      • It is a subject familiar to us from screwball farces, and one from which a straight drama could also be drawn.
      • He had been seen in one variety programme, one straight play and once on the panel of ‘What's my line?’
      • He has played comedy roles and straight roles and done voiceovers.
      • This part of the film develops slowly, and is predominantly a straight drama.
      • She saw her first straight play at the age of nine.
      • Though the subject matter is somewhat similar, this is a straight drama, devoid of comic moments and Seventies retro.

    • 6.2informal (conventional)

      straight sex (feminine plural) relaciones sexuales convencionales
      • The fact of the matter is that gay people are just like straight people.
      • Now, it's not uncommon for straight people to benignly refer to gays as queer without offending anyone.
      • The last event drew between 30 and 40 straight people, out of a crowd of about 150.
      • We simply don't share any characteristics other than our sexuality, any more than straight people do.
      • They were very good people and very straight, honest people.
      • They're so straight, some of these people, that you can see how stressed they are when it comes to asking for cannabis.
      • I spend most of my life in the company of straight people.
      • Do heterosexuals make a conscious decision to be straight?
      • Privileged straight people rarely ever believe you if you tell them that so many kids get kicked out for being gay.
      • It's far too easy to grow up as a gay man convinced that the best thing all round is to be straight.
      • That's what jealous straight people will do to spoil our happiness.
      • It's ridiculous, because it doesn't work for straight people.
      • But let's face it - straight people have the option to get married.
      • As you'd expect, it's more common for people to think gay men are straight than vice versa and that's often happened to me.
      • The fact is that gay people can serve their country just as bravely as straight people can, and thousands of them have.
      • I don't usually tell people I'm straight when I'm in gay clubs; it seems bad manners, somehow.
      • And gay people are no more immune to this accusation than are straight people.
      • You know, it's a huge audience: a lot of straight people, a lot of teenagers, a lot of gay people, too.
      • I'm sick of hearing homophobic straight people talking about fags.
      • I mean, I love being me and part of that is being bi, and I presume straight people feel the same about their straightness.
      • In the meantime, Gray was working hard to convince a straight person in her life that it was OK to attend.
      • My children have grown up seeing no difference between gay and straight people.
      • We had a whole bunch of straight people, who felt just as much a part of the night as anyone else.
      • They are straight, decent guys; unassuming and happy to take whatever slings and arrows are on the pitch.
      • I don't really care what it's called, but if non-religious straight people can get married, so should gays.
      • One reader even suggested that an organization should be founded to encourage other straight people to do the same.

    • 6.3informal (heterosexual)



  • 1

    con franqueza
    give it to me straight, Meg, am I going to get better? dímelo con franqueza, Meg ¿me voy a mejorar?
    • she told him straight out se lo dijo sin rodeos
  • 2

    are you playing straight with me? ¿estás jugando limpio conmigo?
    • to go straight
    • he swore he'd go straight prometió que se reformaría / se enmendaría
    • I'm going straight me estoy portando bien
  • 3

    (think/see) con claridad
    I can't think straight no puedo pensar claro / con claridad
  • 4

    (play) de manera clásica
  • 5

    I came straight home from work vine directamente / derecho a casa después del trabajo
    • she drank it straight from the bottle se lo bebió directamente de la botella
    • he looked like something straight out of a horror movie parecía salido de una película de terror
    • I joined the army straight from school me alisté en el ejército en cuanto terminé el colegio
    • they walked straight in entraron sin llamar
  • 6

    I went out straight after dinner salí inmediatamente después de cenar
    • I regretted it straight afterwards me arrepentí inmediatamente
    • that music takes me straight back to my childhood esa música me transporta a mi infancia
    • I'll bring it straight back enseguida lo devuelvo
    • she said straight off she wasn't paying dijo de entrada que ella no pagaba
    • I'll come straight to the point iré derecho / directamente al grano
    • if you do that again, you go straight to bed si vuelves a hacer eso, te vas derechito a la cama
    • straight away
  • 7

    (in a straight line)
    (walk) en línea recta
    they live straight across from us viven justo enfrente de nosotros
    • she looked straight ahead/up miró al frente/hacia arriba
    • the truck was coming straight at me el camión venía derecho / justo hacia mí
    • I aimed straight for his heart le apunté justo al corazón
    • he made straight for the bar se fue derecho al bar
    • can you look me straight in the eye and tell me that? ¿podrías decírmelo mirándome a la cara?
    • keep/drive straight on until you come to the lights sigue derecho hasta llegar al semáforo
    • the bullet went straight through his arm la bala le atravesó el brazo
  • 8

    (stand/sit) derecho
    sit up straight ponte derecho
  • 9coloquial

    (at fixed price)
    they sell at 50 cents straight se venden todos a 50 centavos


  • 1

    (on race track)
    the straight la recta
    • to reach/enter the (final) straight llegar a/entrar en la recta final
  • 2

    (straight line)
    cut the material on the straight corta la tela al hilo
  • 3coloquial

    (masculine and feminine) heterosexual
  • 4coloquial

    (conventional person)
    tipo convencional masculino coloquial
    tipa convencional femenino coloquial
  • 5

    escalera femenino
    corrida femenino México