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Translation of "right" - English-German 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) rechts When I’m writing, I hold my pen in my right hand. correct richtig Put that book back in the right place Is that the right answer to the question? morally correct; good richtig It’s not right to let thieves keep what they have stolen. suitable; appropriate richtig 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 gerecht righteous indignation. living a good moral life rechtschaffen a righteous man. good; morally right gerecht a righteous action. righteously adverb rechtschaffen righteousness noun die Rechtschaffenheit rightful adjective proper; correct; that ought to be or has a right to be something rechtmäßig He is the rightful king of this country. rightfully adverb rechtmäßig 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) mit Recht He was punished for his stupidity and rightly: Rightly or wrongly she refused to speak to him. correctly; accurately richtig They rightly assumed that he would refuse to help. rightness noun the state of being good or morally correct die Rechtmäßigkeit They believe in the rightness of their cause. righto /raitˈou/ interjection ( right-oh) right gut! 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 die Rechte 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. rechter Winkel right-angled adjective having a right angle rechtwinklig a right-angled triangle. right-hand adjective at the right; to the right of something else recht the top right-hand drawer of my desk. towards the right Rechts-… a right-hand bend in the road. right-handed adjective (of people) using the right hand more easily than the left, eg for writing rechtshändig The majority of people are right-handed. right wing the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions rechts He’s on the right wing of the Labour Party. right-winger noun Angehöriger des rechten Flügels by right(s) rightfully eigentlich 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 sich gut stellen mit 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 richtig Did I get the answer right? go right to happen as expected, wanted or intended; to be successful or without problems gut gehen Nothing ever goes right for him. not in one’s right mind ( not (quite) right in the head) (slightly) mad nicht bei Trost He can’t be in his right mind – making incredible suggestions like that! put right to repair; to remove faults etc in (something) in Ordnung bringen There is something wrong with this kettle – can you put it right? to put an end to or change (something that is wrong) richtigstellen You’ve made a mistake in that sum – you’d better put it right. to put (a watch, clock etc) to the correct time. aufklären to correct (someone who has made a mistake) aufklären I thought the meeting was at 2.30, but he put me right. to make healthy again gesund machen That medicine will soon put you right. put/set to rights to put back into the correct order, state etc in Ordnung bringen The room was in a dreadful mess, and it took us the whole day to set it to rights. right away immediately; at once sofort I’ll do it right away. right-hand man a person’s most trusted and useful assistant. die rechte Hand von right now immediately. jetzt right of way the right of the public to use a path that goes across private property. öffentlicher Weg (ˌright-of-ˈway – plural rights-of-way) a road or path over private land, along which the public have a right to walk. das Wegerecht the right of one car etc to move first eg when crossing a cross-roads, or going round a roundabout die Vorfahrt It was your fault that our cars crashed – I had right of way. serve right to be the punishment deserved by recht geschehen 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-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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