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DIRECT   率直な、直接的な


  • Someone is direct if they say what they mean in a clear and honest way.

    A statement, question, answer, etc. is direct if it is said in a clear and honest way.
  • 人について direct と言うと、思ったことをはっきりと誠実に言う、つまり、率直な、という意味になります。

    direct には、発言、質問、回答などが、はっきりと誠実な言い方でなされる、つまり、直接的な、という意味もあります。



  1. (new employee asking co-worker about their supervisor)
    a: Is Mr. Abbott always so direct?
    b: Yes, but he doesn't mean to be impolite. It's just his way.
  2. My doctor is always very honest and direct with me. I appreciate that.
  3. I didn't have the courage to tell him directly that I didn't want to see him anymore, so I just stopped answering his calls.
  4. When the reporter asked him a direct question about the investment scandal, the minister only answered, “No comment.”

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