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"Right" is a form of "right", an adjective which is often translated as "correcto". "After" is a preposition which is often translated as "después de". Learn more about the difference between "after" and "right" below.
after(
ahf
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duhr
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
1. (used to indicate time)
a. después de
Hey, what are you doing after work today? Do you want to go for a drink?Oye, ¿qué haces después del trabajo hoy? ¿Quieres ir a tomar un trago?
2. (used to indicate order)
a. después de
The pen was invented after the pencil.El bolígrafo se inventó después del lápiz.
b. tras (indicating repetition)
The protesters have come day after day for weeks, seeking justice.Los manifestantes han venido día tras día durante semanas buscando justicia.
3. (in search of)
a. tras
She is obviously after his fortune; that's why she married him.Obviamente va tras su fortuna; por eso se casó con él.
4. (in the style of)
a. al modo de
Much of Roman architecture was after the Greek style.Mucha de la arquitectura romana fue al modo del estilo griego.
5. (in honor of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was named after my grandfather.Me pusieron el nombre de mi abuelo.
The family has donated so much money to the university that they're naming a building after them.La familia le ha donado tanto dinero a la universidad que están nombrando un edificio en su honor.
6. (considering)
a. después de
You deserve it after all you have been through.Te lo mereces después de todo lo que has pasado.
7. (used to tell the time)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. y
We'd better leave. It's twenty after nine already.Deberíamos irnos. Ya son las nueve y veinte.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
8. (later)
a. después
They met in June and got married soon after.Se conocieron en junio y se casaron poco después.
9. (behind)
a. detrás
It can be dangerous; stay after.Puede ser peligroso; quédate detrás.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
conjunction
10. (when)
a. después de que
Go to bed after brushing your teeth.Vete a dormir después de que te cepilles los dientes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
11.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(subsequent)
a. posterior
Miriam regretted her decision not to marry Tony in after years.Miriam se arrepentía de no haberse casado con Tony en años posteriores.
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right(
rayt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (correct)
a. correcto
Who has the right answer for the next question?¿Quién tiene la respuesta correcta de la siguiente pregunta?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Are you sure this is the right street?¿Estás seguro que esta es la calle?
You’re right; the dinner is at 6 pm.Tienes razón; la cena es a las 6 pm.
2. (opposite of left)
a. derecho
Put the spoons on the right side of the table.Coloca las cucharas al lado derecho de la mesa.
3. (morally good)
a. justo
It's not right to treat animals like that.No es justo tratar así a los animales.
4. (suitable)
a. adecuado
It took a long time to find the right outfit for the occasion.Llevó bastante tiempo encontrar el conjunto adecuado para la ocasión.
b. apropiado
That movie is not right for a children’s party.Esa película no es apropiada para una fiesta infantil.
5. (in order)
a. bien
It is really hard when things are not right at work.Es muy duro cuando las cosas no van bien en el trabajo.
6. (complete) (United Kingdom)
a. verdadero
I'm a right disaster in the kitchen.Soy un verdadero desastre en la cocina.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
7. (correctly)
a. correctamente
You have to answer right if you want a good grade.Tienes que contestar correctamente si quieres una buena calificación.
b. bien
You're not doing it right!¡No lo estás haciendo bien!
8. (immediately)
a. justo
Eating right before you go to bed is not advisable.No es aconsejable comer justo antes de acostarse.
9. (completely)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Keep going right to the end of the road and you will reach the house.Sigue hasta el final de la calle y llegarás a la casa.
The bullet went right through his arm.La bala le atravesó el brazo.
10. (directly)
a. justo
The ball landed right in the middle of the green.La pelota cayó justo en el medio del green.
b. directamente
Go right to the store and don’t talk to anyone.Ve directamente a la tienda y no hables con nadie.
11. (properly)
a. adecuadamente
He dresses right for every occasion.Viste adecuadamente para cada ocasión.
12. (towards the right-hand side)
a. a la derecha
She looked right and then left before jumping off the boat.Miró a la derecha y a la izquierda antes de saltar del barco.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
13. (moral goodness)
a. el bien
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He can't tell right from wrong.No distingue el bien del mal.
14. (prerogative)
a. el derecho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
You have the right to remain silent.Tiene derecho a guardar silencio.
15. (opposite of left)
a. la derecha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Make a right after the gas station.Dobla a la derecha después de la gasolinera.
16. (politics)
a. la derecha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
She favors the policies of the right.Ella está a favor de las políticas de la derecha.
17. (boxing)
a. el derechazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
That right really knocked him out.Con ese derechazo lo noqueó de verdad.
b. el derecha
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
That boxer has a deadly right.Ese boxeador tiene una derecha letal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
18. (to put straight)
a. enderezar
He righted the crooked painting.Enderezó el cuadro chueco.
19. (to stand upright)
a. ponerse derecho
She righted herself with difficulty.Se puso derecha con dificultad.
20. (to correct)
a. arreglar
She righted her life with the help of her family.Arregló su vida con el apoyo de su familia.
b. corregir
Please right all the mistakes you made.Por favor corrige todos los errores que cometiste.
21. (to redress)
a. reparar
You can’t begin to right the damage until you recognize the truth.No puedes reparar el daño hasta que reconozcas la verdad.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
22. (okay)
a. bueno
Time to go to the beach. - Right!Hora de ir a la playa. - ¡Bueno!
rights
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
23. (legal)
a. los derechos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I have rights as a citizen of this country.Tengo derechos como ciudadana de este país.
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