Translation of "right" - English-Portuguese dictionary


adjective uk /raɪt/ us /rɑɪt/

A1 correct or true

certo, exato
He only got half the answers right.
‘You came here in 2009, didn’t you?’ ‘That’s right.’
be right

A1 to know or say the correct answer, or to have good judgment about something

estar certo, acertar, ter razão
You’re right about Alison – she’s incredible!

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

direito, à direita
your right hand

B1 suitable or best in a particular situation

apropriado, certo, oportuno, correto, justo
I’m not sure she’s the right person for the job.

fair or morally acceptable

justo, certo, correto
It isn’t right to lie.
Someone had to tell him – I think you did the right thing.
the right way around/up

in the correct position

na posição correta
The lid has to go on the right way around or it won’t fit.
Keep the bottle the right way up.
adverb uk /raɪt/ us /rɑɪt/

A2 to the right side

à direita
Turn right after the bridge.

A2 used at the beginning of a sentence to get someone’s attention or to show you have understood someone

Right, whose turn is it to tidy up?

B1 exactly in a place or time

He’s right here with me.
right away/now

B1 immediately

imediatamente, neste momento
Do you want to start right away?
I’m busy right now.


corretamente, certo, bem
Nothing was going right.

all the way

até o final
Did you read it right through to the end?
noun uk /raɪt/ us /rɑɪt/

A2 [ no plural ] the right side of your body, or the direction towards this side

direito, direita
You’ll find her in the second room on the right.

something that the law allows you to do

the right to vote

[ no plural ] morally good behaviour

o certo
She knows the difference between right and wrong.
exclamation uk /raɪt/ us /rɑɪt/

A2 informal mainly UK used to express agreement with someone

‘Johnny, you climb up first.’ ‘Right!’

(Translation of “right” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)