Derecho and recto

PeterA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Derecho and recto

Can’t “vamos a continuar derecho” be used instead of recto? And aren’t carretera and autopista the same thing?

Thanks.

Asked 2 months ago
JohnB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hola Peter,

The teacher can confirm this but "recto" really means "straight." If you are asking directions in Spain you may be told (using the imperative) "siga todo recto" meaning "go straight ahead / on."

Recto does have a meaning of "right" but it is not as a direction, it is as a term in geometry like "a 90 degree angle is a right angle."

I hope that helps

Saludos. John

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Peter

Yes, you're right. We sometimes use "seguir/continuar derecho" with the same meaning of "continue straight". It's a bit more colloquial than "recto" but it is also correct. I added this as another possible correct answer.

Saludos

Derecho and recto

Can’t “vamos a continuar derecho” be used instead of recto? And aren’t carretera and autopista the same thing?

Thanks.

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