Translation of "proper" - English-Russian dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈprɒpər/
CORRECT [ always before noun ]

B1 correct or suitable

правильный, надлежащий
the proper way to do something
Please put those books back in the proper place.
REAL [ always before noun ] mainly UK

B1 real and satisfactory

his first proper job
You should eat some proper food instead of just sweets.

socially acceptable

It's not proper to interrupt someone when they're speaking.
MAIN [ always after noun ]

referring to the main or most important part of something

сам (город, страна и т. д.)
I live outside Cambridge - I don't live in the city proper.

(Translation of “proper” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)