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Spanish translation of “indirect”

indirect

adjective /indiˈrekt/
not leading straight to the destination; not direct
indirecto
We arrived late because we took rather an indirect route.
not straightforward
indirecto
I asked her several questions, but she kept giving me indirect answers.
not intended; not directly aimed at
indirecto
The food shortage is an indirect result of the war.
indirectness noun
cualidad de indirecto
indirect object noun (linguistics ) the word in a sentence which stands for the person or thing to or for whom something is given, done etc
complemento indirecto
In ’Give me the book’, ’Tell the children a story’, ’Boil John an egg’, me, the children and John are indirect objects.
indirect speech noun (linguistics) a person’s words as they are reported rather than in the form in which they were said
discurso indirecto
He said that he would come is the form in indirect speech of He said ’I will come’.
(Definition of indirect from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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