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I know that to be right is "tener razon" and i know that when you are talking about correctness, right is "correcto" and wrong is "incorrecto".
But how would you express "right and wrong" when you are talking about morals'? for example, "it is wrong to punch someone" or "do the right thing". Just wondering and hoping someone can help me understand
-Alli

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updated SEP 17, 2008
posted by Alli

4 Answers

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Thank you everyone, that helps a lot!

updated SEP 17, 2008
posted by Alli
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Isaías 5:20 (Nueva Versión Internacional):

¡Ay de los que llaman a lo malo bueno
y a lo bueno malo,
que tienen las tinieblas por luz
y la luz por tinieblas,
que tienen lo amargo por dulce
y lo dulce por amargo!

updated SEP 12, 2008
posted by Natasha
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"Es malo pegar a la gente" = It is wrong to punch people.
Many thing-like concepts are expressed in Spanish with "lo":

Lo bueno = The good thing
Lo extraño = The strange thing
Lo que quiero = The thing that I want (=what I want)

updated SEP 12, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Justo and injusto can be used to express right and wrong when speaking about morals. Also derecho is sometimes used to express morally right, although that may be a regional thing.
Wrong (meaning incorrect) can be equivocado. To make a mistake: equivocar.
A couple more related expressions: lo bueno meaning the good and lo malo meaning the bad

updated SEP 11, 2008
posted by CalvoViejo
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