Translation of "right" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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right adjective (CORRECT)

A1 correct

You got three answers right and two wrong. 你答對了三道題,錯了兩道。
I set the clock to the right time. 我把鐘調準了。
"Is that Ms Kramer?" "Yes, that's right." 「是克雷默女士嗎?」「是的,我就是。」
Am I right in thinking (= is it true) that you will be at the conference? 你要去參加會議,是這麽回事吧?
You're right to be annoyed - you've been treated very badly. 你生氣是理所應當的——一直以來他們對你的態度都很差。
You must put matters right (= make the situation better) by telling the truth. 你必須說出實情,這樣事情才會出現轉機。

A1 If you are right about something or someone, you are correct in your judgment or statement about it, him, or her.

You were right about Pete - he's a real troublemaker. 你對彼特的看法沒錯——他的確只會製造麻煩。

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right adjective (SUITABLE)

B1 suitable or correct, or as it should be

He's the right person for the job. 他是做這個工作的合適人選。
I think you've made the right decision. 我認為你作出的決定是恰當的。
The temperature of the swimming pool was just right (= exactly as I wanted it). 游泳池的水溫正合適。
That hat looks just right on you. 那頂帽子你戴著再合適不過了。
He thought the time was right to let his intentions be known. 他認為公開自己意圖的時機已經成熟。

used to refer to a person who is considered to be socially important or a place that such people go to

She knows all the right people. 她認識所有的頭面人物。
He likes to be seen in the right clubs and restaurants. 他喜歡讓人看到他出入那些高級俱樂部和飯店。
the right way round/up UK US the right way around/up

in the correct position

The lid has to go on the right way round or it won't fit. 蓋子得放正,不然的話就蓋不嚴。
Keep the bottle the right way up. 把瓶子放正了。

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right adjective (MORALLY ACCEPTABLE)

B2 [ after verb ] considered fair or morally acceptable by most people

I don't believe they should have put him in prison. It isn't right. 我覺得他們不應該把他關進監獄,這是不公正的。
[ + to infinitive ] It's not right to criticize people behind their back. 在背後批評人不道德。
[ + that ] It is only (= completely) right that men and women should be paid the same for doing the same work. 只有做到男女同工同酬才公正。

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right adjective (HEALTHY)

healthy, or working correctly

I haven't felt right since I ate that meal last night. 昨晚自打我吃了那些東西,就一直感到很難受。
Something isn't quite right with the brakes on your bike. 你的腳踏車車閘不好用了。

right adjective (COMPLETE)

[ before noun ] UK informal used for emphasizing when something is bad

He's a right idiot. 他是個十足的白癡。
His house is a right mess. 他家裡髒亂透頂。

right adjective (DIRECTION)

A2 on or towards the side of your body that is to the east when you are facing north

Most people write with their right hand. 大多數人用右手寫字。
He likes to sleep on the right side of the bed.

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right adverb (EXACTLY)

B1 exactly or all the way

I've got a pimple right on the end of my nose. 一個粉刺正好長在我鼻尖上。
They built a row of hotels right along the sea-front. 他們沿著海岸修了一排賓館。

used for emphasis

The car ran right (= completely) out of fuel. 車把汽油徹底用光了。
She walked right (= all the way) past me without noticing me. 她跟我走了個面對面,可是沒有注意到我。
I'll be right back/I'll be right with you (= I will return very soon). 我馬上就回來。
right away/now

B1 immediately

You'd better leave right now. 你最好馬上離開。
right now

at the present time

We're very busy right now. 我們現在很忙。

right adverb (IN TITLES)

used as part of the title of particular people, such as bishops and some members of Parliament

the Right Honourable Diane Abbott, MP 莎拉.巴斯特議員閣下

right adverb (CORRECTLY)

B2 correctly

Why does he never do anything right? 為甚麼他老是做甚麼都做不好?

right adverb (SUCCESSFULLY)

go right

If something goes right, it is successful or happens in a way that you hoped it would.

Things haven't been going right for me these past few months. 最近這幾個月,我過得不太順利。


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right noun (DIRECTION)

A2 [ S ] the right side

English is written and read from left to right. 英語是從左向右讀寫的。
King's Avenue is the first right (= the first road on the right side). 國王大道是右邊的第一條道。
In this photo, my wife is the woman standing on/to my right. 在這張照片裡,我妻子就是站在我右邊的那個人。
US I took/made (informal hung) a right (= turned into the next road on the right side) after crossing the bridge. 我過橋後向右轉。

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right noun (POLITICS)

the right also the Right [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

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C2 political parties or people that have traditional opinions, and that believe in low taxes, property, and industry being privately owned, and less help for the poor

The right was/were in power after 1979. 1979年以後,英國右派政黨上臺執政。
He's a man of the far (= extreme) right. 他是一個極右翼分子。


B2 [ U ] what is considered to be morally good or acceptable

Your conscience should tell you the difference between right and wrong. 憑你的良知應該能夠分清是非。
in the right

If you are in the right, what you are doing is morally or legally correct.


B2 [ C or U ] the fact that a person or animal can expect to be treated in a fair, morally acceptable, or legal way, or to have the things that are necessary for life

She campaigned for women's rights during the 1960s. 20世紀60年代,她參加了爭取婦女權利的運動。
Everyone has a right to education. 人人都享有受教育的權利。
She has no more right to a company car than I have (= she does not deserve one more than I do). 她並不比我更有權利要求公司配車。
[ + to infinitive ] You're not my boss, so what right (= authority) do you have to tell me what to do? 你又不是我的老闆,你有甚麽資格批評我?
You have every right (= you have a good reason) to complain. 你完全有理由抱怨。
within your rights

If you are within your rights to do something, you are legally allowed to do it.

I think I'm quite within my rights to demand a full refund. 我認為我完全有權利要求全額退款。
rights [ plural ]

legal controls over who is allowed to use a book or film

He has acquired the film rights to the book (= he is allowed to make a film of the book). 他已經取得了將這本書拍成電影的製片權。
put/set sth to rights

to improve or correct something

The company needs over a million dollars to set its finances to rights. 這間公司需要100多萬美元才可以使其財務重回正常軌道。

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uk /raɪt/ us /raɪt/ informal

right exclamation (AGREEMENT)

A2 used to express agreement with someone or to show that you have understood what someone has said

"Johnny, you climb up first." "Right." 「莊尼,你打頭,第一個爬。」「好的。」

A2 said when you want to make a group of people notice you, especially so that you can start an activity

Right, everyone. Could you all stop talking, and then we'll begin. 好了,各位。請不要再說話,我們就要開始了。

said between parts of a story that you are telling, in order to make certain that people are paying attention and understanding

So there I was right, middle of the night, right, and this guy came up to me... 「好啦,我就在那裡,半夜裡,對吧,這傢夥向我走了過來…」

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rightverb [ T ]

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formal If you right a situation or a mistake, you make it better or correct it.

It's a terrible situation and we should right it as soon as possible. 這種局面太糟糕了,我們應當儘快使它恢復正常。

If a boat rights itself, it turns itself back to its correct position in the water.

The canoe will right itself if it capsizes. 獨木舟如果翻了,它會自己正過來。

(Translation of “right” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)