Translation of "right" - English-French dictionary

right

adjectiveright /raɪt/
≠wrong; correct or true according to the facts
exact/exacte , juste

I don't think we're going in the right direction.
Je ne pense pas que nous allons dans la bonne direction.

You were right - her name is Diana, not Deb.
Tu avais raison, son nom est Diana, pas Deb.

"The answer is 5." "That's right!"
"La réponse est 5." "C'est exact."
≠wrong; judging a situation correctly
juste

You're right, it looks better hanging on that wall.
Tu as raison, ça fait mieux accroché à ce mur.

My mother was right about him - he's crazy!
Ma mère avait raison en ce qui le concerne ; il est fou!
≠wrong; morally good
bien (inv)

Telling the truth is always the right thing to do.
Dire la vérité est toujours la chose bien à faire.
≠wrong; correct according to a particular situation
bon/bonne

Is she the right person for him to marry?
Est-elle la bonne personne à épouser pour lui ?

I'll tell her when the time is right.
Je lui dirai quand ce sera le bon moment .
≠left; (always before n) on the side facing east when you face north
droit/droite

the right rear fender of the car
l'aile arrière droite de la voiture

my right leg
ma jambe droite
(not before n) normal or usual
normal/-ale

This fish doesn't look right.
Ce poisson n'a pas l'air normal.
Brit (always before n) emphasizes sth bad
parfait/-aite

They made me look a right idiot.
Ils m'ont fait passer pour un parfait idiot.
right side up
≠upside down; with the usual side facing up
à l'endroit

The cat turned itself right side up as it fell.
Le chat s'est remis à l'endroit en tombant.

right

adverbright /raɪt/
exactly or directly
exactement

It hit me right on my forehead.
Ça m'a frappé en plein sur le front.

She stood right in the middle of the road.
Elle se tenait debout au beau milieu de la rue.

right on time
pile à l'heure
immediately
tout de suite , sur- le- champ

I'll be right there.
J'arrrive tout de suite.

the people who got here right before you
les gens qui sont arrivés juste avant vous
right away
immediately
tout de suite , sur- le- champ

We have to leave right away.
Nous devons partir sur-le-champ.
≠wrong; correctly
bien , correctement

Did I do it right?
Est-ce que je l'ai bien fait ?
≠left; to or on the right side
à droite

Turn right here.
Tourne ici à droite.
emphasizes that sth happens completely or fully
tout à fait

The bullet went right through his arm.
La balle lui a traversé le bras de part en part.

He kept right on talking.
Il continua carrément à parler.
go right
≠go wrong; to happen well or in the best way
bien aller

I hope everything goes right this time.
J'espère que tout ira bien cette fois.
right now
immediately
tout de suite , sur le champ

We have to go right now.
Nous devons partir sur le champ.
at this time
pour l'instant

We don't have enough help right now.
Nous n'avons pas assez d'aide pour l'instant.
immediately
tout de suite , sur le champ

We have to go right now.
Nous devons partir sur le champ.
at this time
pour l'instant

We don't have enough help right now.
Nous n'avons pas assez d'aide pour l'instant.
right off the bat
immediately
tout de suite , sur-le-champ

We started with two wins right off the bat.
Nous avons tout de suite débuté par deux victoires.

right

nounright /raɪt/
countable sth you are allowed by laws or moral rules
droit masculine

Freedom of speech is one of the rights of every citizen.
La liberté de parole est l'un des droits de chaque citoyen.

We have the right to choose our leaders.
Nous avons le droit de choisir nos dirigeants.

She has no right to take things without asking.
Elle n'a pas le droit de prendre des choses sans le demander.
; see also civil rights, human rights
countable-uncountable ≠wrong; morally good or acceptable behavior
bien masculine

the difference between right and wrong
la différence entre le bien et le mal
the/sb's right
≠the left; singular the side toward the east when you face north
la droite/ de qqn

It's the second house on the/your right.
C'est la seconde maison à (votre) droite.
a turn toward or a street on the right
droite feminine

Take the next right.
Prenez la prochaine à droite.

Walk up the street and make a right.
Remontez la rue et tournez à droite.
rights
plural the legal authority to use, perform, copy etc. a piece of writing, music, an image, etc.
droits masculine plural

He sold the rights to the logo.
Il avendu les droits à la marque.
the right/Right
people who have conservative political views
la droite/Droite

his opponents on the right
ses opposants de droite
; see also right-wing

right

interjectionright /raɪt/
used to check sb understands
n'est-ce pas ?

We all know what to do, right?
Nous savons tous quoi faire, n'est-ce pas ?
used ironically to show you do not believe sb
bien-sûr

I don't think he would lie to us." "Yeah, right."
"Je ne pense pas qu'il nous mentirait." "Non, bien-sûr."
Brit used to get the attention of a group
bon

Right. Let's start.
Bon. Commençons.
Brit used to mean "OK" or "I understand"
entendu

"He doesn't hear very well." "Right. I'll speak louder."
"Il n'entend pas très bien". "Entendu, je vais parler plus fort."

(Translation of “right” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

right

adjective /rait/

on or related to the side of the body which in most people has the more skilful hand, or to the side of a person or thing which is toward the east when that person or thing is facing north (opposite to left)

droit
When I’m writing, I hold my pen in my right hand.

correct

bon
Put that book back in the right place
Is that the right answer to the question?

morally correct; good

bien
It’s not right to let thieves keep what they have stolen.

suitable; appropriate

approprié
He’s not the right man for this job
When would be the right time to ask him?
righteous /ˈraitʃəs/ adjective

(of anger etc) justifiable

justifié
righteous indignation.

living a good moral life

juste
a righteous man.

good; morally right

vertueux
a righteous action.
righteously adverb

vertueusement
righteousness noun

droiture
rightful adjective

proper; correct; that ought to be or has a right to be something

légitime
He is the rightful king of this country.
rightfully adverb

légitimement
It rightfully belongs to me, although she has it at the moment.
rightly adverb

justly, justifiably; it is right, good or just that (something is the case)

à raison, à juste titre
He was punished for his stupidity and rightly: Rightly or wrongly she refused to speak to him.

correctly; accurately

avec raison
They rightly assumed that he would refuse to help.
rightness noun

the state of being good or morally correct

justesse
They believe in the rightness of their cause.
righto /raitˈou/ interjection ( right-oh)

right

d’accord!
Right-oh! I’ll come now.
rights noun plural

the legal right given in return for a sum of money to produce eg a film from a book

droits
He has sold the film rights of his new book to an American company.
right angle

an angle of ninety degrees, like any of the four angles in a square.

angle droit
right-angled adjective

having a right angle

à angle droit
a right-angled triangle.
right-hand adjective

at the right; to the right of something else

de droite
the top right-hand drawer of my desk.

towards the right

à/vers la droite
a right-hand bend in the road.
right-handed adjective

(of people) using the right hand more easily than the left, eg for writing

droitier
The majority of people are right-handed.
right wing

the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions

aile droite
He’s on the right wing of the Labour Party.
right-winger noun

homme, femme de droite
by right(s)

rightfully

en toute justice
By rights, I ought to be in charge of this department.
get/keep on the right side of

to make (someone) feel, or continue to feel, friendly or kind towards oneself

s’insinuer/rester dans les bonnes grâces de
If you want a pay rise, you’d better get on the right side of the boss.
get right

to understand, do, say etc (something) correctly

comprendre, dire qqch. correctement
Did I get the answer right?
go right

to happen as expected, wanted or intended; to be successful or without problems

aller bien (pour)
Nothing ever goes right for him.
not in one’s right mind ( not (quite) right in the head)

(slightly) mad

ne pas avoir toute sa raison
He can’t be in his right mind – making incredible suggestions like that!
put right

to repair; to remove faults etc in (something)

arranger, réparer
There is something wrong with this kettle – can you put it right?

to put an end to or change (something that is wrong)

corriger
You’ve made a mistake in that sum – you’d better put it right.

to put (a watch, clock etc) to the correct time.

remettre à l’heure

to correct (someone who has made a mistake)

détromper
I thought the meeting was at 2.30, but he put me right.

to make healthy again

rétablir
That medicine will soon put you right.
put/set to rights

to put back into the correct order, state etc

mettre en ordre
The room was in a dreadful mess, and it took us the whole day to set it to rights.
right away

immediately; at once

tout de suite
I’ll do it right away.
right-hand man

a person’s most trusted and useful assistant.

bras droit (de qqn)
right now

immediately.

immédiatement
right of way

the right of the public to use a path that goes across private property.

droit de passage

(ˌright-of-ˈway – plural rights-of-way) a road or path over private land, along which the public have a right to walk.

droit de passage

the right of one car etc to move first eg when crossing a cross-roads, or going round a roundabout

priorité
It was your fault that our cars crashed – I had right of way.
serve right

to be the punishment deserved by

c’est bien fait (pour qqn)
If you fall and hurt yourself, it’ll serve you right for climbing up there when I told you not to.

right

noun

that which is correct or good

vrai
Who’s in the right in this argument?

the right side, part or direction

droite
Turn to the right
Take the second road on the right.

in politics, the people, group, party or parties holding the more traditional beliefs etc

droite
the extreme right.

right

adverb

immediately

tout de suite
I’ll go right after lunch
I’ll come right down.

close

exactement
He was standing right beside me.

completely; all the way

complètement
The bullet went right through his arm.

to the right

à droite
Turn right.

correctly

bien, juste
Have I done that right?
I don’t think this sum is going to turn out right.

right

verb

to put an end to and make up for something wrong that has been done

redresser
He’s like a medieval knight, going about the country looking for wrongs to right.

(Translation of “right” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)