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dirigir

Translation of dirigir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 2.1 (mensaje/carta)dirigir algo a alguien
    to address something to somebody
    esta noche el presidente dirigirá un mensaje a la nación
    the president will address the nation tonight
    la carta venía dirigida a mí
    the letter was addressed to me
    dirigió unas palabras de bienvenida a los congresistas
    he addressed a few words of welcome to the delegates
    las críticas iban dirigidas a los organizadores
    the criticisms were directed at the organizers
    el folleto va dirigido a padres y educadores
    the booklet is aimed at parents and teachers
    la pregunta iba dirigida a usted
    the question was meant for you
    I asked you the question
    no me dirigió la palabra
    he didn't say a word to me
    2.2 (mirada/pasos/telescopio)dirigió la mirada hacia el horizonte
    he looked toward(s) the horizon
    he turned his eyes o his gaze toward(s) the horizon
    le dirigió una mirada de reproche
    she looked at him reproachfully
    she gave him a reproachful look
    dirigió sus pasos hacia la esquina
    he walked toward(s) the corner
    dirigió el telescopio hacia la luna
    he pointed the telescope toward(s) the moon
  • 3 (encaminar) (esfuerzos/acciones)dirigir algo a + infinitivoacciones dirigidas a aliviar el problema
    measures aimed at alleviating o measures designed to alleviate the problem
    dirigiremos todos nuestros esfuerzos a lograr un acuerdo
    we shall channel all our efforts into o direct all our efforts toward(s) reaching an agreement

also: dirigirse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (ir) See examples: nos dirigíamos al aeropuerto
    we were heading for o we were going to o we were on our way to the airport
    se dirigió a su despacho con paso decidido
    he strode purposefully toward(s) his office
    se dirigían hacia la frontera
    they were making o heading for the border
    el buque se dirigía hacia la costa
    the ship was heading for o toward(s) the coast
  • 2dirigirse a alguien
    (oralmente)
    to speak o talk to somebody
    address somebody
    [formal]
    (por escrito)
    to write to somebody
    ¿se dirige a mí?
    are you talking o speaking to me?
    me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle … (Correspondencia)
    I am writing to request …
    para más información diríjase a …
    for more information please write to o contact …
Example sentences
  • Fossati además indicó que quiere volver a dirigir cerca de su país.
  • Claro, él se va con su sueldo completo y en poco tiempo estará dirigiendo en algún club.
  • Debe dirigir la vida afectiva proponiendo el bien a los afectos.

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