In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(flight/route) directo(contact) directo(cause/consequence) directothere is no direct link between the two incidents — los dos incidentes no están directamente relacionados
- do not expose to direct heat — no exponer directamente al calor
- it has no direct bearing on the result — no afecta directamente al resultado
- direct taxation — tributación directa
- direct elections to the European Parliament — elecciones directas al Parlamento Europeo
- The service is reverting to the direct route between the town centre and Kirkwall Airport and the diversion across the Heathery Loan will be discontinued.
- A lot of the things that you'll see in Chill Factor were a direct result of my efforts.
- We have reduced the level of warning in our travel advice for Pakistan; and direct British Airways flights there resumed last December.
- In circle, we have the most direct contact with the Gods, and with the Divine within ourselves.
- Such a structural change in the initiation complex can result from direct contacts between the transcription factor and RNA polymerase.
- How could this service be a threat to the viability of a large Laundromat in an area over 5km away from our estate and not on a direct bus route?
- On an earlier expedition they had failed to discover the fabled and elusive Northwest Passage that would provide a direct route from Europe to the Orient.
- Strand Travel is offering a direct flight to Istanbul and many of Chris Doran's own family are booked on the plane which leaves from Dublin.
- He believed that, if not checked, China would extend its direct influence over the whole of South-East Asia.
- Mr. Staunton said the introduction of direct flights from Birmingham to Knock were bringing in daily golfers to Enniscrone.
- New research by a leading expert in the field has included deaths in which MRSA and other superbugs are a factor rather than the direct cause.
- When the savings aren't enough, you can always book first class, direct flights, or whatever you prefer.
- PC Braine, who used to be stationed at Pewsey, attempted to wade along the river to reach the woman, but decided it would be quicker to find a more direct route.
- But at the same time, there was a renewed interest in Early Christian art, resulting from direct contacts with Rome.
- The second reason I worry is that the dynamism of a closer link with the United States would extend far beyond the direct trade benefits.
- Contact dermatitis results from direct contact with one of many irritants or allergens.
- Rail campaigners are renewing calls for Bradford's two stations to be linked and for better direct rail routes to other English cities.
- So far nearly all human cases of avian flu have resulted from direct contact with infected birds.
- But with direct and cheap flights to all manner of more ‘civilised’ countries, I am sure they will not be stuck.
- However, from November 1, the airline will offer direct nonstop flights from Malé to Heathrow on Mondays and Fridays.
- An exploration of a more direct link between recombination and generation of coding repeats is underway.
- Much the most effective way of securing the intervention of the ruler was by direct personal contact, and this was achieved through his household or court.
- Roundtable participants identified several areas where there is a more direct link between facilities and productivity.
- The island has seen a tourist boom in recent years, following the introduction of direct flights from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.
- Unfortunately, sharing a liability with some other African tourist destinations, there is no direct flight to Khartoum.
- An inquest in Southampton heard that the former ship's fitter died of a lung disease caused as a direct result of contact with asbestos.
- Committee members will hear at the meeting that this is the only option that allows the cycle track to follow a direct, safe route at a low enough gradient to make it easy to cycle along it.
- You can fly directly to Palma from both Glasgow and Edinburgh with Globespan until the end of this month, and direct flights are available throughout the year.
- The completion of Secunderabad-Mudkhed project will provide an alternative shorter direct route to Mumbai.
- Once considered too far off the main flight paths for budget travellers, Ryanair now offers cheap direct flights from Britain.
- The minister for transport is using this occasion to invite Arab and other foreign airlines to resume direct flight to Iraq.
- And then of course, someone said that it was a direct result of Divine intervention that he turned himself in.
- However, those with the most direct contact with the camper may be in the best position to assess readiness.
- Since the flight was a direct one to Dublin, the question seemed oddly unsettling some 30,000 feet above the Irish Sea.
- They are committed to developing a more direct link between the tech team and the worship planning process.
- Iran has, through intermediaries and in direct talks with the Americans, made clear what it is, and is not, willing to do.
- It does mean, though, that interviewers need to be sensitive to the dangers to which victims may be exposed as a direct result of the interviewer's presence.
- That finally resulted in a direct intervention by Foreign Secretary Jack Straw which led to Ian's liberty.
- Mr Mason compared that to the 70 or 80 trains that he estimated went through the village every day on a direct route between York and Leeds.
- Against Italy, their display as a pairing was very poor, and as these positions effectively control the game, a direct factor in the overall display.
1.2(in genealogy)(line/ancestor) directohe's a direct descendant of the duke — desciende directamente del duque
- You never feel totally fine around a clan that isn't a direct descendant or ancestor of your clan, but the intensity varies.
- That would make him a direct descendant of Robert II - though I suspect this is unprovable.
- She was the last direct descendant to own the house before Stenton was given to the city of Philadelphia in 1909.
- She was born in the Peddie region and is a direct descendant of the British 1820 settlers who colonised the Eastern Cape.
- Her mother was a direct descendant of George Washington's brother Samuel.
- They are direct descendants of the original people who lived on the land.
- He answers that Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi was a direct descendant of the head of Bait Hillel and continued in his ways.
- But more importantly, you are the last direct descendant of the Jester's piper son, Nathaniel.
- Both were direct progeny of that parent, and one of these inbreds had additional backcrossing to that parent in its pedigree.
- A direct descendant of Henry VII, Viscount Mountgarret was Eton and Sandhurst educated and a former captain in the Irish Guards.
- Why should the genetic relatedness effect be stronger for direct lineages than it is for peripheral lineages?
- Henry Cecil was a direct descendant of the English statesman, William Cecil, Lord Burghley.
- He is probably related to - a direct descendant of, possibly - Hans Christian Andersen.
- The race today also looked likely to feature a direct descendant of each horse.
- Heaven doesn't want me because I'm in the direct bloodline of a vampire who dealt with the devil.
- The granddaughter and last direct descendant of the late Greek tycoon is also the inadvertent inheritor of a tragic family history.
- The research has shown a clear genetic relationship amongst Cohanim and their direct lineage from a common ancestor.
- I have been successful in tracing the Cooper family line back to the 1780s, but so far cannot find any of Mark Cooper's direct descendants.
- Although she gets reborn in a Caribbean setting, there is no direct lineage convincingly established for her.
- He claims he's a direct descendant of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, and if you saw him shoot, you might believe him.
1.3(exact)(equivalent/quotation) exactohe's the direct opposite of his brother — es diametralmente opuesto a su hermano
- to score a direct hit — (in argument) dar en el blanco
- This ends our direct quotation from Fisher's thesis, and his description of his machine.
- There is the direct quotation from them in paragraph 15 (albeit followed by the words of the new rule).
- This is a direct quotation from the President of the Royal Society of London, the Australian, who I gather was made a Lord the other day.
- Except at the end of the last movement, he avoids direct quotation.
- A quick check established that this was the case with all of the references given in the book, even for direct quotations.
- A correspondent rightly faults me for not giving the direct quotation.
- The fact is, the standards for direct quotation in print media are scandalously low, and should be reformed.
- This is followed by a more detailed treatment that includes both synthesis and direct quotations.
- I haven't been able to come up with a direct quotation, so I thought I better ask you directly.
- The couples' thoughts are interspersed throughout the book in the form of direct quotations.
- Viewers gain a wealth of information about Wright and hear some of his direct quotations.
- The AP story limited direct quotation from the Clinton book to only 180 words.
- However, the text contains few direct quotations or thoughts from Douglas herself.
- Here's a direct quotation from the written statement he issued this week.
- Fromkin uses footnotes to identify direct quotations rather than to support historical argument.
- A final document of themes, categories, and direct quotations was sent to each of us for validation.
- The articles incorporated substantial sections of the Minute both in direct quotation and in paraphrase.
- Participant's direct quotations were included to illustrate themes in this pilot study.
- He cites not a single work, nor is there any direct quotation.
- There is a more serious question that arises from a book that relies so heavily on direct quotations.
1.4Linguistics(question/command) en estilo directodirect discourse / speech — estilo directo masculine
2(frank, straightforward)(person/manner) franco(manner/person) directo(question) directohe wouldn't give me a direct answer — no quiso darme una respuesta clara / concreta
- He is so direct, he practically assaults the modern, spin-accustomed ear.
- He's somewhat direct and straightforward in his approach to business.
- As a method of communication they are less direct than straightforward statements, but they may often be more effective.
- She always liked the way Miss Louise was always direct and straight.
- I loved these people - they are so direct, there is no hidden agenda.
- He is direct in confronting over-negative perspectives.
- That was one of the many things he liked about her, she was direct and she always got straight to the point.
- But, at the same time, he is a sincere and direct person, who doesn't fear saying what he thinks.
- Speak clearly, compellingly, and without reluctance; assert yourself as a direct leader.
- His flaw was his indispensable virtue: he was direct and candid in telling the unvarnished truth.
- They are more direct than us, in some ways like animals, but also with more elaborate notions of politeness.
- He thinks they're more mature, they're more direct and they're much less dramatic.
- But I also liked how he was direct about the age thing, candid but tactful.
- He is an immensely likeable, straightforward and direct person.
- And he was, is, a very honest, very direct bloke and I had a lot of time for him.
- He is a bit upset by that, that anybody thought he was wanting to leave just for one half-time where I was more direct with the players than I have been for a few months.
- She's very direct when you ask her about her pet hates.
- He's very direct, he's a very honest person, he's a very religious person, he means exactly what he says.
- We sure appreciate you being so direct with us and joining us.
- They both are very direct men, they both are very honest and sincere men and they both are men who don't mince their words.
1(phone/write) directamente(travel/go) directo British(go/travel) directamente Britishto dial direct — discar directamente el número Latin America
2(straight)directamentehe came direct from the station/his meeting — vino directamente desde la estación/de la reunión
- direct from Paris — en directo desde París
3USinformal(straightforwardly)directamentesin rodeosgive it to me direct — dímelo directamente / sin rodeos
1(give directions to)indicarle el camino acan you direct me to the station? — ¿me podría decir cómo se va a la estación?
2(address)(letter/parcel) mandar(letter/parcel) dirigir
3(remark/comment) dirigirit was directed at us — iba dirigido a nosotros
7formal(order)ordenarto direct sb to + inf — ordenarle a algn que + subj
- take as directed — tómese según prescripción facultativa
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