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"Know" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "saber", and "right" is an adjective which is often translated as "correcto". Learn more about the difference between "know" and "right" below.
know(
no
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to possess knowledge of or skills in)
a. saber
Do you know when the next bus is leaving?¿Sabes a qué hora sale el próximo autobús?
He knows French, Spanish, and German.Sabe francés, español y alemán.
2. (to be acquainted with)
a. conocer
I know her from school, but we're not really friends.La conozco de la escuela, pero realmente no somos amigos.
3. (to understand)
a. entender
I don't know how you can treat her like that.No entiendo cómo puedes tratarla así.
4. (to recognize)
a. reconocer
I knew him just by hearing his voice.Lo reconocí tan solo de escuchar su voz.
5. (to be certain of)
a. saber
I don't know if you should walk home so late.No sé si deberías caminar sola a tu casa a esta hora.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to possess knowledge)
a. saber
Is today Tuesday? - I don't know.¿Hoy es martes? - No lo sé.
7. (to be certain)
a. saber
Did I leave the keys on the table? - I don't know.¿Dejé las llaves sobre la mesa? - No sé.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to have memorized)
a. saberse
Do you know the alphabet yet?¿Ya te sabes el abecedario?
He knows a lot about the American Civil War.Se sabe mucho de la guerra civil estadounidense.
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right(
rayt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.).
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!).
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).
I have rights as a citizen of this country.Tengo derechos como ciudadana de este país.
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