Translation of "right" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /raɪt/ us /rɑɪt/

A1 correct or true

correcto, exacto
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

tener razón
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

your right hand

B1 suitable or best in a particular situation

apropiado, indicado
I’m not sure she’s the right person for the job.

fair or morally acceptable

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

de forma correcta
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

a la derecha
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

de inmediato
Do you want to start right away?
I’m busy right now.


Nothing was going right.

all the way

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

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

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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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)

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


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

morally correct; good

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

suitable; appropriate

adecuado, apropiado
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

righteous indignation.

living a good moral life

honrado, recto
a righteous man.

good; morally right

correcto, bueno
a righteous action.
righteously adverb

correctamente; honradamente
righteousness noun

honradez, rectitud, virtud, justicia
rightful adjective

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

He is the rightful king of this country.
rightfully adverb

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)

justificadamente; debidamente
He was punished for his stupidity and rightly
Rightly or wrongly she refused to speak to him.

correctly; accurately

con razón
They rightly assumed that he would refuse to help.
rightness noun

the state of being good or morally correct

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


de acuerdo
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

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

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

ángulo recto
right-angled adjective

(mathematics) having a right angle

en ángulo recto
a right-angled triangle.
right-hand adjective

at the right; to the right of something else

a mano derecha
the top right-hand drawer of my desk.

towards the right

a la derecha, a mano derecha
a right-hand bend in the road.
right-handed adjective

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

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

the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions

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

by right(s)


por derecho
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

congraciarse con alguien
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

comprender; decir/hacer correctamente
Did I get the answer right?
go right

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

ir bien a alguien
Nothing ever goes right for him.
not in one’s right mind ( not (quite) right in the head)

(slightly) mad

no puede estar en su sano juicio
He can’t be in his right mind – making incredible suggestions like that!
put right

to repair; to remove faults etc in (something)

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

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

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

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

poner en hora

to correct (someone who has made a mistake)

sacar del error, corregir
I thought the meeting was at 2.30, but he put me right.

to make healthy again

poner bien, curar
That medicine will soon put you right.
put/set to rights

to put back into the correct order, state etc

poner en orden, ordenar
The room was in a dreadful mess, and it took us the whole day to set it to rights.
right away adverb

immediately; at once

I’ll do it right away.
right-hand man noun

a person’s most trusted and useful assistant.

brazo derecho
right now adverb


ahora mismo, inmediatamente
right of way noun

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

derecho de paso

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

derecho de paso

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

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

to be the punishment deserved by

estar bien empleado (a alguien)
If you fall and hurt yourself, it’ll serve you right for climbing up there when I told you not to.

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