Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Direction"

The meaning of "Direction" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa "He looked in my general direction."?
A: It just means that he didn’t look directly at you, even though he was looking in your general direction.
Q: O que significa veering off direction?
A: How I use that is when people are going off topic or trying to change conversation.
Q: O que significa take a direction?
A: it means to choose a way literally.
Q: O que significa Adapt to whatever direction a lecture takes. When a lecture takes an unexpected detour, say a student asks a question you aren’t particularly interested in, students have a tendency to “zone out.”?
A: It means that you should stay focused even if you find the lecture uninteresting or unimportant.
Q: O que significa the direction of the fading at the ends of the fade?
A: "~the direction~" = where the fading is pointing (i.e., up, down, left, right)

"~the ends of the fade~" - the outermost part of the faded area

"~the direction of the fading at the ends of the fade~" = where the faded edges point (i.e., up, down, left, right)

Example sentences using "Direction"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com direct direction director.
A: "I followed the directions on the paper."

"Your directions were very clear."

"The director worked hard to direct the movie."

"It's directly on the left."

"The director here is very famous."

"Could you direct me towards it?"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com directions and locations , How can you guide when you give exactly directions? .
A: over there
you turn right/left
you go straight
you go back
this way
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Give directions : left, right, walk past, turn right, turn left, opposite, go straight on and others directions .
A: Walk past the lamp post.
Go strait on from the church.
Walk on the opposite side of the road.
Turn left at the house.
Turn right at the hospital.
Go straight on through the park.
Walk up the steps.
Walk down the steps.

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com how I can ask about the direction.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Which direction is.
A: Which direction is north?
Which direction is south?
Which direction is west?
Which direction is east?

Synonyms of "Direction" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre "Walk at" (direction) e "Walk to" (direction) ?
A: Do you have some example sentences? It really depends on whether it's a statement or request/command. No one would tell you to "walk at left" but they would tell you to "walk to the left."
Triiniity has a good example of the differences between "to" and "at" in a statement. In "I'm going to walk at the park," "at" indicates that the park the location where the action (walking) is taking place--I am going to go to the park and walk around there. In "I'm going to walk to the park," "to" indicates that one is performing the action (walking) in the direction of the park. I'm going to walk and that action will take me to the park.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre They are going to the wrong direction. e They are going in the wrong direction. ?
A: The second one is far more common. In the first sentence, "direction" is the destination, which sounds a little strange because in this case, "direction" describes how you walk rather than where you walk to.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre directions e instructions ?
A: Directions can mean the same thing as instructions. but it can also mean the way to a place or location.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre upper (lower) direction e upward (downward) direction ?
A: You would not use upper or lower to describe direction. These words are used to describe location.

Upper/lower is an adjective which is a word that describes location of an object or noun.

Upward/downward is an adverb and adjective which expresses movement of going up or down.

The upper level of the house is where my room is.
The upper class-men get better grades than the lower class-men.
The lower portion of my leg is in a cast.

The elevator is taking me upward.
I️ will travel downward in the submarine to reach the ocean floor.
The untethered balloon floated upward towards the clouds.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre can I ask you for direction? e can I ask you the direction? ?
A: It’s more natural to say these:
“Can I ask you for some directions?”
“Is it okay if I ask you for the direction of this place?”

Translations of "Direction"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? “Can you point me in the direction of —— ?” when can I say this? can I use this just to ask for directions on the street?
A: Can you point me in the direction = can you tell/show me where something or someone is located.

At a bank/business:
A. Can you point me in the direction of your branch manager?
B. Her office down this hall, the second door on the right.

With a person’s name = Someone you haven’t met.
A. Can you point me in the direction of Mr. Smith?
B. He is in room 212.

This phrase isn’t usually used on the telephone. It’s most often used when you are in public and you don’t know where something or someone is.

Shopping mall:
A. Can you point me in the direction of the restroom?
B. It’s on the second floor near the food court.

I hope this helps. 😊
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 나는 심각한 길치지만, 스마트폰과 함께라면 처음 가는 곳도 두렵지 않다. 스마트폰에게 노벨상을!

Even terrible with directions, I'm not afraid of the very new road with my smartphone. Give Novel prize to smartphone!

is it natural?
A: I'm terrible with directions, but as long as I have my phone, I don't worry about going to new places for the first time. Cell phones deserve a Nobel Prize!
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? when giving directions it is more common to say turn right or make a right ? or what is the difference?
A: No difference. "make a right" is more colloquial. I would more usually say "turn right". You can also say "take a right" or "hang a right", all colloquial.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 반대로 자다 like you sleep opposite direction so your head is where your legs are supposed to be
A: "I sleep upside down"
"I sleep backwards"
"I sleep with my feet up top and my head on the bottom"
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? ななめ 右方向 に 曲がって下さい (I am explaining a direction)
A: Turn diagonally to the right.

Other questions about "Direction"

Q: (giving direction)
Have you got lost?

(道に迷った人に声をかけるとき) soa natural?
A: Have you gotten lost? or Are you lost? would be correct
Q: do you know which direction to go? soa natural?
A: I think the phrase works fine, but you could also say: 'Do you know which way to go?' :)
Q: which one is correct?

(pointing somewhere)
the direction is over there.
the direction is there
A: It's over there.

It's that way.
Q: How to give directions from Beans Coffee to Greenwich Hotel ?
A: When you leave Beans coffee turn left and walk along the road until you reach a crossroads. (Before this you will pass 4 streets on your left and two on your right.) At the crossroads turn left. Keep walking until you get to a fork in the road. Turn right here and then follow the road. Eventually you will see the Greenwich Hotel on your right.
Q: When you tell the direction, will you use "Make" instead of "Turn"?
If so, is it common?
Ex.make a left, and then go straight.
A: It is common to hear any one of these: Turn left; take a left; or make a left.

1. Take Main street, make a left onto 1st Street.
2. Go straight and take the first right you come to, then make a left at the Piggly Wiggly.

Note, you may also hear people say something like "follow this road unit you...." or "stay on this road until you...". There are other ways someone may tell you to "go straight"--especially if the road is physically a winding road.

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