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right
[raɪt]
noun
1. bien (m) (morality)
  • to know right from wrong distinguir lo que está bien de lo que está mal
  • to be in the right tener razón
  • to set things to rights poner las cosas en orden
2. derecho (m) (entitlement)
  • to have the right to do something tener derecho a hacer algo
  • to be within one's rights to do something tener todo el derecho a hacer algo
  • by rights en justicia
  • by right por derecho propio
  • to be famous in one's own right ser famoso(a) por méritos propios or por derecho propio
  • the right to vote el derecho al voto
  • right of way derecho de paso; (on land) prioridad (f) (on road)
3. derecha (f) (right-hand side)
  • on or to the right a la derecha
  • on my right a mi derecha
  • the right (política) la derecha
  • a right to the jaw un derechazo en la mandíbula (in boxing)
adjective
4. correcto(a) (correct)
  • that was the right thing to do eso es lo que había que hacer
  • are you sure that's the right time? ¿seguro que es ésa la hora?
  • my watch is right mi reloj va or marcha or (Am) anda bien (RP)
  • to be right tener razón (person)
  • you were right not to say anything hiciste bien en no decir nada
  • to stay on the right side of somebody seguir a buenas con alguien
  • to be on the right lines ir bien encaminado(a)
5. (morally good)
  • it's not right no está bien
  • to do the right thing hacer lo (que es) debido
6. apropiado(a) (appropriate) (place, time, action)
  • to wait for the right moment esperar el momento oportuno
  • to know the right people tener buenos contactos
  • to be in the right place at the right time estar en el lugar y en el momento adecuados
7. (mentally, physically well)
  • I'm not feeling quite right no me siento muy bien
  • to be as right as rain estar como una rosa
  • no one in his right mind… nadie en su sano juicio…
  • he's not quite right in the head no está muy bien de la cabeza
8. (familiar) (as intensifier)
  • I felt a right fool me sentí como un tonto de remate or (británico) como el rey de los bobos (RP)
  • the place was in a right mess el lugar estaba todo patas arriba or para arriba (Am)
9. (in titles)
  • the right Honourable ≅ su señoría, = en el Reino Unido, tratamiento formal aplicado a ministros y ex ministros del gobierno y a ciertos miembros de la aristocracia
10. derecho(a) (right-hand)
  • on the right side a la derecha
  • right hand mano (f) derecha
  • the right wing (política) la derecha
11. (Math)
  • right angle ángulo (m) recto
adverb
12. directamente (straight)
  • he drove right into the wall chocó de frente or directamente contra la pared
  • to put things right arreglar las cosas
  • to put somebody right sacar a alguien de su error
13. (immediately)
  • right away en seguida, inmediatamente, ahorita (CAm, español de México), al tiro (español de Chile)
  • I'll be right back vuelvo en seguida
  • right now ahora mismo
14. (completely)
  • the bullet went right through his arm la bala le atravesó el brazo de parte a parte
  • to go right up to somebody acercarse justo hasta donde está alguien
  • he turned right round se dio media vuelta, se dio vuelta (RP)
  • right at the top/back arriba/detrás del todo
15. (exactly)
  • right here/there aquí/ahí mismo
  • right behind/in the middle justo detrás or atrás/en medio (Am)
  • to be right behind somebody (sentido figurado) apoyar plenamente a alguien (support)
16. correctamente, bien (to answer, guess)
  • to understand/remember right entender/recordar bien
17. (well)
  • I'm sure it'll all come right for you estoy seguro de que todo te saldrá bien
  • to see somebody right asegurar el futuro de alguien
  • it was a mistake, right enough de acuerdo, fue un error
18. a la derecha (to look, turn)
  • left, right and center (sentido figurado) por todas partes
transitive verb
19. enderezar, poner derecho(a) (put upright) (boat, car)
20. (redress)
  • to right a wrong terminar con una injusticia
interjection
21. ¡de acuerdo! (expressing agreement), ¡vale! (español de España), ¡órale! (español de México), ¡está bien! (RP)
22. ¡venga! (when ready to begin) (español de España), ¡bueno! (Am)
right [raɪt]
adjective
1 (morally good, just) justo
it is not right that he should pay for their mistake no es justo que él pague por su error; it is/seems only right that she should get the biggest share es/me parece justo que ella reciba la mayor parte; está/me parece bien que ella reciba la mayor parte; it doesn't seem right that his contribution should not be acknowledged parece injusto que no se reconozca su aportación; it's not right! ¡no hay derecho!; I thought it right to ask permission first me pareció conveniente preguntarle antes; pensé que debía preguntarle antes; would it be right for me to ask him? ¿debería preguntárselo?; it is only right and proper that people should know what is going on lo suyo es que la gente sepa lo que pasa
to do the right thing do what is right hacer lo correcto; actuar correctamente
We thought we were doing the right thing. It's a disaster I know I'm doing the right thing I hope I've done the right thing, telling you about it He himself remained steadfast in his belief that he had done the right thing ('Had I attempted force in any form, the result would have been disastrous') parents would like to do the right thing for their children
to do the right thing by sb portarse como es debido con algn
when the young Frenchwoman became pregnant with his child, he had done the right thing by her Paul Amstel remembers the anguish when his wife, Julie, asked him if he would mind if she went on holiday on her own. I really wanted to do the right thing by her. I wanted to show that I trusted her and give her the space Jeremy is essentially kind-hearted; he likes to do the right thing by his loyal supporters and customers
doing the right thing by a pregnant girlfriend meant marrying her hacer lo que Dios manda con una novia embarazada significaba casarse con ella
2 (suitable) [+tool, clothes] apropiado; adecuado; [+time] oportuno
to choose the right moment for sth/to do sth elegir el momento oportuno para algo/para hacer algo; that's the right attitude! ¡haces bien!; I haven't got the right clothes for a formal dinner no tengo ropa apropiada or adecuada para una cena de etiqueta; you're not using the right tool for the job no estás empleando la herramienta apropiada or adecuada para el trabajo; he's the right man for the job es el hombre más indicado para el cargo; I don't think he's the right sort of person for you me parece que no es la persona que te conviene; they holiday in all the right places toman sus vacaciones en todos los sitios que están de moda
the balance of humour and tragedy is just right el equilibrio entre humor y tragedia es perfecto
she's just right for the job es la persona perfecta para el puesto; the flat is just right for me el piso es justo lo que necesito; "is there too much salt in it?" — "no, it's just right" —¿tiene demasiada sal? —no, está en su punto justo
the water wasn't too hot or too cold, it was just right readback.reduction
Mr Right el novio soñado; el marido ideal
to know the right people tener enchufes or palanca; (LAm)
he knows all the right people tiene enchufes or palanca en todas partes; (LAm)
men who'd been to Oxford or Cambridge, who knew the right people, belonged to the right clubs Diplomats got along by knowing the right people, of course
I just happened to be in the right place at the right time dio la casualidad de que estaba en el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado
if the price is right si el precio es razonable
he's on the right side of 40 tiene menos de 40 años
to say the right thing decir lo que hay que decir; tener las palabras justas
he's handsome, charming; says the right thing to everyone from little old ladies to presidents He said the wrong thing, or he said the right thing to the wrong person she has the gift of saying the right thing at the right time The same cliches are brought out over and over again and I have been thinking what a boon they are, for they roll off the tongue in such an easy manner and people can always feel they have said the `right thing"
we'll do it when the time is right lo haremos en el momento oportuno or a su debido tiempo
the right word la palabra exacta or apropiada
maybe 'confront' isn't the right word I couldn't find the right words to express what I felt he hesitated, seeking the right word they were taking water, or perhaps stealing is the right word here, from the sacred well I was silent, trying to find the right words to comfort her
3 (correct) correcto; exacto
right first time! ¡exactamente!; ¡exacto!; "she's your sister?" — "that's right!" —¿es tu hermana? —¡eso es! or ¡así es! or ¡exacto!; that's right! it has to go through that hole ¡eso es! tiene que pasar por ese agujero; she said she'd done it, isn't that right, mother? dijo que lo había hecho ¿no es así, madre? or ¿a que sí, madre?; you mean he offered to pay? is that right, Harry? ¿dices que se ofreció a pagar? ¿es eso cierto, Harry?; and quite right too! ¡y con razón!; am I right for the station? ¿por aquí se va a la estación?; ¿voy bien (por aquí) para la estación?
the right answer la respuesta correcta; (Mat) (to problem) la solución correcta
right you are! ¡vale!; ¡muy bien!
"I want a word with you when you've finished" "Right you are" "We'll pick you up at six" "Right you are, Charlie"
I was beginning to wonder whether I had the right day empezaba a preguntarme si me habría equivocado de día
to get sth right (guess correctly) acertar en algo; (do properly) hacer algo bien
I got the date right but not the time acerté en la fecha pero me equivoqué de hora; it's vital that we get the timing right es esencial que escojamos bien el momento; you didn't get it right, so you lose five points no acertaste or te equivocaste, así que pierdes cinco puntos; let's get it right this time! ¡a ver si esta vez nos sale bien!; we must get it right this time esta vez tenemos que hacerlo bien or nos tiene que salir bien
is this the right house? ¿es esta la casa?
he can't even sing the right notes no sabe ni dar las notas bien
are you sure you've got the right number? (Telec) ¿seguro que es ese el número?
to put sb right sacar a algn de su error; (unpleasantly) enmendar la plana a algn
I'm confused, and I wanted you to put me right tengo dudas y quisiera que tú me las aclararas; if you tell the story wrong the child will soon put you right si te equivocas al contar la historia, el niño enseguida te corrige or te saca de tu error
Next morning Donald Galbraith courteously put his wife right if you tell a well-loved story in the wrong sequence, the child will put you right pretty quickly
to put a clock right poner un reloj en hora; to put a mistake right corregir or rectificar un error
is this the right road for Segovia? ¿es este el camino de Segovia?; ¿por aquí se va a Segovia?
are we on the right road? ¿vamos por buen camino?; ¿vamos bien por esta carretera?
it's not the right shade of green no es el tono de verde que yo busco
the right side of the fabric el (lado) derecho de la tela
is the skirt the right size? ¿va bien la falda de talla?
it's not the right size/length no vale de talla/de largo
the right time la hora exacta
is that the right time? ¿es esa la hora?; do you have the right time? ¿tienes hora buena?; ¿sabes qué hora es exactamente?
to get on the right side of sb congraciarse con algn
if you get on the right side of her she may agree to let you do it
4 (in the right)
to be right to do sth hacer bien en hacer algo; you were right to come to me has hecho bien en venir a verme
to be right [+person] tener razón; estar en lo cierto
you're quite right you're dead right tienes toda la razón
how right you are! ¡qué razón tienes!
to be right about sth/sb
you were right about there being none left tenías razón cuando decías que no quedaba ninguno; you were right about Peter, he's totally unreliable tenías razón en lo de Peter or con respecto a Peter: no hay quien se fíe de él
am I right in thinking that we've met before? si no me equivoco ya nos conocemos ¿no?
you were right in calling the doctor, it was appendicitis hiciste bien en llamar al médico, era apendicitis
5 (in order)
I don't feel quite right no me siento del todo bien; I knew something wasn't right when she didn't call as usual supe que algo no iba bien cuando no llamaba como de costumbre; his leg hasn't been right since the accident tiene la pierna mal desde el accidente; my stereo still isn't right mi equipo sigue sin ir bien
it will all come right in the end todo se arreglará al final
she's not quite right in the head no está en sus cabales
to be in one's right mind en su sano juicio
to put sth/sb right
I hope the garage can put the car right espero que me sepan arreglar el coche en el taller; you've offended her but it's not too late to put things right la has ofendido pero aún puedes arreglarlo; it's nothing a night's sleep won't put right no es nada que no se arregle durmiendo toda la noche de un tirón; a couple of aspirin will put me right con un par de aspirinas me pondré bien; that's soon put right eso se arregla fácilmente; eso tiene fácil arreglo
If the garage cannot put the car right tomorrow I will drive you to Arzfeld a good night's sleep would put them right He was going home to talk to his father and put everything right He has had these attacks before and normally an injection puts him right
all's right with the world todo va bien
to be/feel as right as rain encontrarse perfectamente
she'll be as right as rain in a few days en unos pocos días se repondrá completamente de esto
6 (not left) derecho
I'd give my right arm to know daría cualquier cosa or todo el oro del mundo por saberlo; we are a right of centre party somos un partido de centro derecha
it's a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing es uno de esos casos en que la mano derecha no sabe lo que hace la izquierda
7 (Mat) [+angle] recto
8 (Britain) (as intensifier) (complete)
he's a right idiot es un auténtico idiota; I felt a right twit me sentí como un verdadero imbécil; she made a right mess of it lo hizo fatal (informal); le salió un buen churro (informal); (Esp) you're a right one to talk mira quién habla
9
it's all right it's all right for you! is it all right for me to go at 4? I'm I feel all right now it's him all right!
adverb
1 (directly, exactly)
right away en seguida; ahora mismo; ahorita (mismo); (Méx) (And)
it happened right before our eyes ocurrió delante de nuestros propios ojos
she was standing right behind/in front of him estaba justo detrás/delante de él
mclaren was still standing right behind her The vineyards lie literally right behind the house
right here aquí mismo or mero; (CAm)
he was standing right in the middle of the road estaba justo en el centro or en el mero centro de la calle; (CAm)
right now (immediately) ahora mismo; (at the moment) (justo) ahora
I want this done right now quiero que se haga esto ahora mismo; she's busy right now ahora mismo or justo ahora está ocupada
he could tell right off that I was a foreigner reconoció de inmediato que yo era extranjero
We're the same age. I noticed that right off Can't think why I didn't mention it right off
to go right on seguir todo derecho
right on! ¡eso es!; ¡de acuerdo!; he (just) went right on talking siguió hablando como si nada; it hit him right on the chest le dio de lleno en el pecho
she should come right out and say so debería ser clara y decirlo
it fell right on top of me me cayó justo encima
right at the top/bottom of sth
2 (immediately) justo; inmediatamente
I'll do it right after dinner lo haré justo or inmediatamente después de cenar
she got a job right after graduating
I'll be right back vuelvo en seguida
come right in! ¡ven aquí dentro!
I'll be right over voy en seguida
I had to decide right then tenía que decidirme allí mismo
I knew right then that he was lying right before/after sth/sb
3 (completely)
we were sat right at the back estábamos sentados atrás del todo
we'll have to go right back to the beginning now ahora habrá que volver al principio del todo
he put his hand in right to the bottom introdujo la mano hasta el mismo fondo
their house is right at the end of the street su casa está justo al final de la calle
she was a very active old lady, right to the end fue una anciana muy activa hasta el final; to go right to the end of sth ir hasta el final de algo
to push sth right in meter algo hasta el fondo
right round sth
there is a fence right round the house hay una valla que rodea la casa por completo
to read a book right through leer un libro hasta el final
you could see right through her blouse se le transparentaba la blusa
he filled it right up lo llenó del todo
4 (correctly) bien; correctamente
you did right to/not to invite them hiciste bien en invitarlos/en no invitarlos; to understand sb right entender bien a algn; if I remember right si mal no recuerdo; si no me falla la memoria; it's him, right enough! ¡seguro que es él!
5 (fairly)
to do right by sb portarse como es debido con algn
their moral stance is shaped by the desire to do right by future generations an absolute, almost dictatorial self-assurance,modified by a nurturing instinct, a desire to do right by the world, by plants, animals, humans the need to assure that Iraq is going to do right by its Kurdish population
don't worry about the pay, John will see you right no te preocupes por el sueldo, John se encargará de que te paguen lo que te corresponde
hold on, Mr Shareholder # we may not have seen you right in the past, but we will in future
to treat sb right tratar bien a algn
6 (properly, satisfactorily) bien
you're not doing it right no lo estás haciendo bien; I felt nothing was going right for me sentía que nada me iba bien; nothing goes right with them nada les sale bien
7 (not left) a la derecha
he looked neither left nor right no miró a ningún lado
eyes right! (Mil) ¡vista a la derecha!
to turn right torcer a la derecha
right (about) turn! ¡media vuelta a la derecha!
8 (as linker)
right, who's next? a ver, ¿quién va ahora?; right then, let's begin! ¡empecemos, pues!
9 (in titles)
the Right Honourable Edmund Burke el Excelentísimo Señor Edmund Burke; the Right Honourable member for Huntingdon Su Señoría el diputado por Huntingdon; my Right Honourable friend mi honorable amigo
the Right Honourable David Mellor MP
Right Reverend Reverendísimo
noun
1 (what is morally right, just)
right and wrong el bien y el mal; I don't know the rights of the matter no sé quién tiene razón en el asunto; to know right from wrong saber distinguir el bien del mal
by rights the house should go to me lo suyo or lo propio es que la casa me correspondiera a mí
to be in the right tener razón; estar en lo cierto
for once she was in the right no matter how much you're in the right, try and understand her position he was perpetually going over past disagreements in an effort to satisfy himself and others that he had been in the right
to put or set sth to rights arreglar algo
this government will put the country to rights este gobierno va a arreglar el país; to set or put the world to rights arreglar el mundo
...students who sit up all night puting the world to rights I have often enjoyed setting the world to rights over a foaming pint with Kingers in the snug bar of the Garrick
to have right on one's side tener la razón de su parte
two wrongs don't make a right
2 (prerogative) derecho (m)
they have a right to privacy tienen derecho a la or su intimidad; people have the right to read any kind of material they wish la gente tiene derecho a leer lo que desee; you had no right to take it no tenías (ningún) derecho a llevártelo
the right to be/say/do sth
what gives you the right or what right have you got to criticize me? ¿qué derecho tienes tú a criticarme?; who gave you the right to come in here? ¿quién te ha dado permiso para entrar aquí?
as of right por derecho propio
by right of por or en razón de
by what right do you make all the decisions? ¿con qué derecho tomas tú todas las decisiones?
to own sth in one's own right poseer algo por derecho propio
to be sth in one's own right
she's a celebrity in her own right now ahora es una celebridad por méritos propios; the baby is a person in his own right el bebé es una persona de pleno derecho
to reserve the right to do sth
right to reply derecho (m) de réplica
right of way derecho (m) de paso; (Aut) etc (precedence) prioridad (f)
3 rights derechos (m)
civil rights derechos (m) civiles
film rights derechos (m) cinematográficos
human rights derechos (m) humanos
insist on your legal rights hazte valer tus derechos legales
they don't have voting rights no tienen derecho al voto or de voto
to be (well) within one's rights estar en su derecho
you'd be well within your rights to refuse to cooperate estarías en tu derecho a negarte a cooperar
women's rights derechos de la mujer
all rights reserved es propiedad; reservados todos los derechos
4 (not left) derecha (f)
reading from right to left leyendo de derecha a izquierda
to keep to the right (Aut) circular por la derecha
keep to the right manténgase a la derecha
our house is the second on the right nuestra casa es la segunda a or de la derecha
on or to my right a mi derecha
5 (Pol)
the right la derecha; to be on or to the right of sth/sb (Pol) estar a la derecha de algo/algn; he's further to the right than I am es más de derecha or de derechas que yo; (Esp)
6 (right turn)
it's the next right after the lights es la próxima a la derecha después del semáforo; to take or make a right girar a la derecha
7 (Boxing) (punch) derechazo (m); (right hand) derecha (f)
transitive verb
(put straight) [+crooked picture] enderezar; (correct) [+mistake] corregir; [+injustice] reparar
her ambition was to work towards righting social injustices
(put right way up) [+vehicle, person] enderezar
the cart has to be righted and pulled onto dry land
he tried to right himself but the leg was broken intentó ponerse de pie pero tenía la pierna rota
Booter swallowed hard and tried to right himself
to right itself [+vehicle] enderezarse; [+situation] rectificarse
it is often extraordinary how things have a way of righting themselves if left alone
to right a wrong deshacer un agravio; reparar un daño
I had entered law school so that I could right the world's wrongs it's never too late to right a wrong Hitler was able to claim that he was only trying to right the wrongs done to Germany under the Treaty of Versailles a strong central government that can right the wrongs of apartheid
modifier
right angle (n) ángulo (m) recto
to be at right angles (to sth) estar en or formar ángulo recto (con algo)
right back (n) (Dep) (player) lateral (m) derechoaderecha;a derecha (position) lateral (m) derecho
right half (n) (Dep) medio (m) (volante) derecho
rights issue (n) emisión (f) de acciones
right turn (n)
to take or make a right turn (Aut) girar a la derecha; (Pol) dar un giro a la derecha
right wing (n) (Pol) derecha (f); (Dep) (position) ala (f) derecha
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