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Translation of "right" - English-Spanish dictionary

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) derecho When I’m writing, I hold my pen in my right hand. correct correcto 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 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 justificado 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 legítimo He is the rightful king of this country. rightfully adverb legítimamente 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 justicia They believe in the rightness of their cause. righto /raitˈou/ interjection ( right-oh) right 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 derechos 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 diestro The majority of people are right-handed. right wing noun the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions derecha He’s on the right wing of the Labour Party. right-winger noun derechista by right(s) rightfully 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) arreglar There is something wrong with this kettle – can you put it right? to put an end to or change (something that is wrong) corregir 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 inmediatamente I’ll do it right away. right-hand man noun a person’s most trusted and useful assistant. brazo derecho right now adverb immediately. 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 prioridad 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.
(Definition of right from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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