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dirigirse

  • 1 dirigirse

    1 (ir) to go (a, to), make one's way (a, to), make (a, for)
    2 (hablar) to address (a, -), speak (a, to)
    3 (escribir) to write
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=ir)

    dirigirse a o hacia — to head for

    se dirigía a la oficina cuando lo arrestaronhe was on his way to o heading for the office when he was arrested

    2) (=ponerse en contacto)

    dirigirse a algn[oralmente] to speak to sb, address sb frm; [por escrito] to contact sb

    ¿se dirige usted a mí? — are you speaking to me?

    "diríjase a..." — "contact..."

    3) (=estar destinado)
    * * *
    (v.) = be headed, head, head out
    Ex. It is clear to me, and I hope to you, that unless we drastically change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
    Ex. The skilled searcher knows which sources to tap first, and can often take shortcuts by heading straight for the most effective index for his purposes.
    Ex. It's tempting to splurge on a new hi-fi system or head out on a shopping spree, but the smart option might be to pay off an existing debt.
    * * *
    (v.) = be headed, head, head out

    Ex: It is clear to me, and I hope to you, that unless we drastically change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.

    Ex: The skilled searcher knows which sources to tap first, and can often take shortcuts by heading straight for the most effective index for his purposes.
    Ex: It's tempting to splurge on a new hi-fi system or head out on a shopping spree, but the smart option might be to pay off an existing debt.

    * * *

     

    ■dirigirse verbo reflexivo
    1 (encaminarse) to go [a/hacia, to], to make one's way [a/hacia, towards]
    2 (a una persona, un grupo) to address: se dirigía a ti, he was speaking to you
    diríjase al servicio de atención al cliente, contact the customer service department
    ' dirigirse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ir
    - tratar
    - tratamiento
    - dirigir
    - encaminar
    - hablar
    - majestad
    English:
    address
    - approach
    - bound
    - head
    - home in
    - lord
    - make for
    - home
    - inquiry
    - make
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [encaminarse]
    dirigirse a o [m5] hacia to head for;
    se dirigió al centro de la ciudad por un atajo she took a shortcut Br to the city centre o US downtown;
    pasajeros con destino a Miami: por favor, diríjanse a la puerta 5 would passengers flying to Miami please proceed to gate 5;
    ¿hacia dónde te diriges? where are you heading for?;
    nos dirigimos hacia el río we made our way towards the river
    2.
    dirigirse a [hablar con] to address, to speak to;
    [escribir a] to write to;
    se dirigió a mí en un tono amenazador she addressed me threateningly, she spoke to me in a threatening tone of voice;
    se dirigió a varias empresas por escrito para pedir ayuda financiera he wrote to several firms asking for financial assistance;
    el monarca se dirigió a la nación por televisión the monarch addressed the nation on television, the monarch gave a television address to the nation;
    me estoy dirigiendo tí, así que escúchame I'm talking to you, so listen;
    me dirijo a usted para solicitarle… I'm writing to you to request…;
    * * *
    v/r make, head (a, hacia for)
    * * *
    vr
    1)
    dirigirse a : to go towards
    2)
    dirigirse a : to speak to, to address
    * * *
    1. (ir) to go / to head
    se dirige a Roma he's going to Rome / he's heading for Rome
    2. (hablar) to address / to speak [pt. spoke; pp. spoken]
    el profesor se dirigió a toda la clase the teacher addressed the whole class / the teacher spoke to the whole class
    3. (escribir) to write [pt. wrote; pp. written]
    me dirijo a usted... I'm writing to you...

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirigirse

  • 2 dirigirse a

    v.
    1 to be heading for, to go to, to be bound for, to head for.
    Me dirijo a Miami para la reunión I am heading for Miami for the meeting.
    2 to address oneself to, to approach to talk to, to speak to, to address.
    Me dirigiré a Ud. para esa petición I will address you for the request.
    3 to head toward, to head.
    Me dirijo al Norte I head North.
    4 to be going to, to go to.
    Me dirijo a comer I am going to eat.
    * * *
    verb
    1) to address, speak to
    2) head for, go towards
    * * *
    (v.) = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to
    Ex. This paper describes research carried out into the use of an on-line bulletin board service aimed at those in the academic community who are interested in applying computing to teaching in the Arts and Humanities.
    Ex. Publishers attempting to cut through this nomenclature morass can check with the library's administration.
    Ex. He should be able to turn over to his mechanism, just as confidently as he turns over the propelling of his car to the intricate mechanism under the hood.
    Ex. First of all we will consider the main schedules or 'main tables', so turn to page 26 of the scheme where you will find an outline of the main divisions of these schedules.
    Ex. Alphabetical scatter means that related subjects are not found together, but are scattered according to the accident of their names; for instance, if we look under Zoology, we may be referred to Animals and having made our way to the other end of the catalogue we may find that really the heading we should have been looking for was Zebras.
    Ex. But even with a cross reference the librarian or reader now has to go through all the entries at TEXTILE DESIGN in the hope of discovering an unknown number of books on Batik -- and then he has to note them before setting off to the broadly classified shelves.
    Ex. We shall turn to this distinction very shortly.
    Ex. Cataloguing, while changing direction, is heading for a secure future.
    Ex. The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex. Things take a turn for the unexpected, however, when Herman suggests that the three of them head off for a beano by the sea.
    * * *
    (v.) = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to

    Ex: This paper describes research carried out into the use of an on-line bulletin board service aimed at those in the academic community who are interested in applying computing to teaching in the Arts and Humanities.

    Ex: Publishers attempting to cut through this nomenclature morass can check with the library's administration.
    Ex: He should be able to turn over to his mechanism, just as confidently as he turns over the propelling of his car to the intricate mechanism under the hood.
    Ex: First of all we will consider the main schedules or 'main tables', so turn to page 26 of the scheme where you will find an outline of the main divisions of these schedules.
    Ex: Alphabetical scatter means that related subjects are not found together, but are scattered according to the accident of their names; for instance, if we look under Zoology, we may be referred to Animals and having made our way to the other end of the catalogue we may find that really the heading we should have been looking for was Zebras.
    Ex: But even with a cross reference the librarian or reader now has to go through all the entries at TEXTILE DESIGN in the hope of discovering an unknown number of books on Batik -- and then he has to note them before setting off to the broadly classified shelves.
    Ex: We shall turn to this distinction very shortly.
    Ex: Cataloguing, while changing direction, is heading for a secure future.
    Ex: The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex: Things take a turn for the unexpected, however, when Herman suggests that the three of them head off for a beano by the sea.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirigirse a

  • 3 dirigirse a

    • address oneself to
    • approach to talk to
    • be bound for
    • be heading for
    • deliver an address to
    • go through the mill
    • go to a better world
    • head fast
    • head for disaster
    • head of the missile
    • head off
    • head off for
    • head off to
    • head off toward
    • head off towards
    • head office
    • head the ship for
    • head towards
    • make to scale
    • make towards
    • make tracks
    • make tremulous
    • proceed to
    • speak to
    • steer for

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > dirigirse a

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