right translate English to German: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "right" - English-German dictionary


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
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
a righteous man.
good; morally right
a righteous action.
righteously adverb
righteousness noun
die Rechtschaffenheit
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)
mit Recht
He was punished for his stupidity and rightly: Rightly or wrongly she refused to speak to him.
correctly; accurately
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
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
a right-angled triangle.
right-hand adjective at the right; to the right of something else
the top right-hand drawer of my desk.
towards the right
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 the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions
He’s on the right wing of the Labour Party.
right-winger noun
Angehöriger des rechten Flügels
by right(s) rightfully
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
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)
You’ve made a mistake in that sum – you’d better put it right.
to put (a watch, clock etc) to the correct time.
to correct (someone who has made a mistake)
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
I’ll do it right away.
right-hand man a person’s most trusted and useful assistant.
die rechte Hand von
right now immediately.
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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