In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(correct)(translation/interpretation/answer) correctoyou made the right choice — elegiste bien
- you made the right decision by not telling her — hiciste bien en no decírselo
- are we going in the right direction? — ¿vamos bien?
- are you sure this is the right house? — ¿estás seguro de que esta es la casa / de que es aquí?
- make sure you put it back in the right box — ten cuidado y ponlo en la caja que corresponde
- did you press the right button? — ¿apretaste el botón que debías?
- you didn't press the right button — apretaste el botón que no era
- do you have the right change? — ¿tienes el cambio justo?
- do you have the right time? — ¿tienes hora (buena)?
- are we on the right train? — ¿no nos habremos equivocado de tren?
- is that the right time? — ¿está bien ese (/ tu etc. ) reloj?
- I was sexually abused as a child by a relative and Mr Hearld is absolutely right, the effect never leaves you.
- It's important to get the names of the various bits of our British islands and their inhabitants right.
- My short answer to that question is that there is no clearly right answer to it.
- Again the government admitted, before the election, that its critics were right.
- He drew pictures instead of making calculations, and somehow got the right answers.
- With the exception of Jonny Wilkinson's superb try in the third Test, he is absolutely right.
- Yes, yes, everything you say is right and true, but something about it just didn't quite cut it.
- While it is right that York is not preserved in formaldehyde, the sheer scale of development is troubling.
- In this respect, the Sangh Parivar is quite right in saying that facts do not matter.
- Another reason I try to get my facts right is that putting ideas on paper gives them weight.
- In my opinion, however, that is not the right conclusion to be reached from those authorities.
- Inland Revenue has the expertise and can ask the right questions to get the right answers.
- Detailed answer feedback tells them what they got wrong, as well as highlighting the right answer.
- If we prove right in our judgments, that would bear out in how events transpire.
- I narrowed my eyes at him but let out a sigh and resigned myself to the fact that he was right.
- If the US is right, the doctrine is now established as part of the law of nations.
- Those who had written the right answers were thrilled when each result was announced.
- Manet thought his wife didn't fit into the picture; as a matter of fact he was probably right.
- For certain kinds of mathematical problem, computers have no short cuts to the right answer.
- If the government is right it has no reason to fear removing ministers entirely from the judgment process.
- Try a pop and movies quiz, with a prize for the child or group who gets the most answers right.
- We do not allow people a second try on a second question when they have so absurdly got it right the first time round.
- Did Hemingway know the right answer and not reveal it before taking his own life?
- In my opinion, the Judge was right in the decision which he reached on the Second Issue.
- The effect on his colleagues would have been only mildly eased by the fact that Laplace was right!
- Two years there from now too, the German historians will accept that we're right.
- Perhaps the answer is that both answers are right, but it all depends on which way you want to look at it.
- Public opinion is not always right, and it is frequently mistaken about military action.
- Not so, the masses are right to have their opinions and favourites - but that does not validate them.
- Socialist Review was right to say last month that confidence is beginning to return to the rank and file.
- Why would they wish to be seen as soft on drugs if they did not think their opinions were right?
- North Yorkshire police are right to re-emphasise today that this is one of the safest places to live.
- To have a shot at winning the prizes all you have to do is give us the right answer to this question.
- The Speaker is not a quizmaster who decides whether the right answer has been given to a question.
- Mr Houseman is absolutely right to claim that the rateable system is unfair.
- North and East Yorkshire councils are right to exercise caution in reopening rights of way.
- Where she was not right was in justifying the higher rate poundage on lower rateable values in Scotland.
- However strongly a person may feel that he or she is right, human memory is notoriously fallible.
- It would be much better for all of us if they just gave us the choice, and the right facts.
- He is absolutely right in saying that local children would benefit as the nearest play park is at least half a mile away.
2.1(clock/thermometer) estar biento be right — ser justo
- to be right about sth/sb — tener razón en cuanto a algo/algn
- to be right in sth
- to be right to + inf
- to get sth right
- you were right when you said that ... — tenías razón / estabas en lo cierto cuando dijiste que ...
- you'd like to borrow some money: am I right? — quieres que te preste dinero ¿me equivoco?
- (set phrase) the customer is always right — el cliente siempre tiene razón / lleva la razón
- how right she was! — ¡cuánta razón tenía!
- I hope you're right — ojalá no te equivoques
- am I right or am I right? — ¿sí o sí?
- what he said was right — tenía razón en lo que dijo
- if my calculations are right — si no me equivoco en los cálculos
- the date is right — la fecha está bien
- that can't be right! — ¡no puede ser!
- she was right about Dan — tenía razón en cuanto a Dan
- am I right in thinking this has happened before? — si no me equivoco esto ya había pasado antes ¿no?
- you were right in suspecting her of dishonesty — tenías razón / no te equivocaste al sospechar de su honradez
- you're right to complain — haces bien en quejarte
- you got two answers right — acertaste dos respuestas
- I got his age right — le acerté la edad
- did I get your name right? — ¿entendí bien tu nombre?
- I can't get the rhythm right — no me sale bien el ritmo
- you should get your facts right before you criticize people — antes de criticar deberías informarte bien de las cosas
- that's right: hold it firmly — eso es / muy bien, sujétalo fuerte
- I guess you're Bobby — that's right! — tú tienes que ser Bobby — ¡el mismo! / ¡así es!
- you know she's nearly 50? — is that right? — ¿sabes que tiene casi 50 años? — ¿de verdad? / ¡no me digas!
- Alice agrees with me, isn't that right, Alice? — Alice está de acuerdo conmigo, ¿no es verdad, Alice?
- two o'clock tomorrow, right? — right! — a las dos mañana ¿de acuerdo? — ¡de acuerdo!
- you just shut up, right? — tú te callas ¿eh? / ¿estamos?
- right you are, sir! — ¡cómo no, señor!
2.2to put sb right — sacar a algn del error
- put me right if I'm wrong — corrígeme / dime si me equivoco
- I thought it was allowed but she soon put me right — yo pensé que se podía pero ella enseguida me sacó del error
- I'd have ended up in Watford if that policeman hadn't put me right — si el policía no me hubiera indicado el camino, habría ido a parar a Watford
- to put the clock right — poner el reloj en hora
3(good, suitable)(size/word/attitude/tool) adecuado(attitude/tool/size/word) apropiadoit's important to roast it at the right temperature — es importante asarlo a la temperatura adecuada
- were the curtains the right length? — ¿estaban bien de largo las cortinas?
- the right side of the material — el derecho de la tela
- if the price is right — si está bien de precio
- the color is just right — el color es perfecto
- the climate is just right for growing tomatoes — el clima es ideal para el cultivo de tomates
- this knife is just right for cutting vegetables — este cuchillo es perfecto para cortar verduras
- I like everything to be just right — me gusta que todo esté perfecto
- not now, I'm not in the right mood — ahora no, no estoy de humor / no tengo ganas
- I can't find the right key — no encuentro la llave que corresponde
- I doubt whether she did it for the right reasons — dudo que lo haya hecho por los motivos debidos
- she wasn't wearing the right clothes — no llevaba la ropa adecuada
- he knows all the right people — tiene muy buenos contactos
- you said all the right things — dijiste todo lo que tenías que decir
- this isn't the right time — este no es el momento (apropiado)
- you came just at the right time — llegaste justo en el momento oportuno
- I don't think she's the right person for the job — no me parece que sea la persona adecuada / indicada para el trabajo
- those shoes don't look right with the coat — esos zapatos no quedan bien con el abrigo
- he's still on the right side of forty — todavía no tiene cuarenta
- that job is just right for him — el trabajo está hecho a su medida
- that hat's just right for you — ese sombrero te queda que ni pintado
- is the stool the right height for you? — ¿el taburete está bien de alto para ti?
- they're just right for each other — están hechos el uno para el otro
- we want to do what is right for the child — queremos hacer lo que sea mejor para el niño
- this isn't the right climate for ferns — este no es buen clima para los helechos
- We would have to look at the prison rules and it would require a lot of work to achieve acceptance of people that this is the right way to go.
- But honesty didn't seem right at the moment.
- The widow, who was 56 at the time, had been on plenty of dates but she still hadn't met the right man.
- There is a fear that they made the right noises to calm the situation down and now it has all gone quiet.
- She nodded back at me and turned so we were both facing in the right direction, towards which we began to walk.
- Part of being a truly smart person is to know which level is the right one at a given time.
- On the surface it seems like the consultant had the right perspective of the situation.
- If you have the right elements at the right time, maybe it's true, anything can happen.
- He knew exactly what everyone had to do, who had to run where to make the right pass for that situation.
- Yesterday the various execs will all have sounded the right notes as they handled the various launches.
- If our attitude is right and everything goes according to plan, we could cause an upset.
- Just outside the forming neutron star conditions are right for this kind of nuclear alchemy.
- He was an outstanding communicator who offered the right briefing at the right moment.
- He turned 29 three days ago and could probably do a job for England in the right conditions.
- It involves distorting an image so that it is unrecognisable unless viewed in the right way.
- For me, he was the right man at the right moment, and it doesn't surprise me that he is heading their next World Cup bid.
- The style Maudslay employed is deliberately a little archaic, and in my judgement exactly right.
- The timing is right and the climatic conditions just perfect to try out some of the ideas we have.
- Making the right decisions will allow the team to perform at its best.
- I realised that despite my best moral efforts I had not been able to sound the right chord.
- Something doesn't seem quite right at the very start of this disaster.
- He sounds just the right height to run the risk of encountering an accidental sharp elbow jab to the bridge of his nose.
- He said people mistakenly believed that adding salt to water would create the right conditions.
- Tourism in York was now at about the right level according to the chairman of the English Tourism Board.
- Sometimes it can be genuinely disabling without the right treatment, if a nerve is trapped or a disc is bulging.
- Deciding the property was right for them, they put in an offer on the spot.
- Well, that's simply not the right way to think about the situation, according to Microsoft.
- His current slump in form, a rare happening again, has to be viewed in the right perspective.
- Did they hold up in the face of criticism with the right combination of vulnerability and bravery?
- In the right conditions this is an incredible dive, but most of us found it terrifying on this occasion.
- Colin said that he would be keen to talk to anyone who thinks that they have the right kind of property in the area.
- Most right-minded people accept that there's a right time and place for a firework display.
- The right exercises with the correct volumes and intensities will give you what you seek!
- She was very calm, knew what she was doing and brought it to the attention of the right authorities.
- I suspect the firefighters would accept such a deal if it were presented in the right way.
- He argues that the two officers who had failed to make a match did so because they were not given the right conditions to do so.
- It's easy to listen to, but difficult to perform with the right balance, sound and atmosphere.
- Only by getting to know oneself can one make the right choices at crucial moments, Lee said.
- This goes beyond a matter of different opinions about who is right for the job.
- Bening plays the spirited Sue Barlow, a spinster who has waited to meet the right man.
4(just, moral)to be right — ser justo
- what they did wasn't right — lo que hicieron estuvo mal / no fue justo
- it's not right to do this to people — es injusto / no está bien que le hagan esto a la gente
- it's right and proper — es de justicia
- What I'm saying is, is it actually right, is it morally the right reason to legalise the drug?
- Conduct which is justified is right, or at least permissible, in the circumstances.
- This scenario no doubt raises questions as to whether it is morally right for a teacher to date a pupil.
- In all the circumstances, I do not think it would be right to allow Evans's conviction to stand.
- Of course it is right that the legal profession should be accountable for its acts and defaults.
- The company is certainly right not to allow its business decisions to be dictated by a single ratings agency.
- When we follow our conscience, we weigh the arguments and do what we recognise to be right.
- You have to decide what you believe is right and recognise it is a very heavy responsibility.
- Supporters emphasise the fact that they are truly in love and it is right that they can finally be together.
- We demonise those that do not accept the system yet never question whether the system is right.
- I am satisfied, however, that it would be right to allow this evidence to go before the jury.
- In a civilised society, it can't be right to allow vulnerable people to effectively starve to death.
- Rallies and legitimate demonstrations are right and proper ways of making their feelings known.
- To say a certain type of behaviour has evolved is not to say it is morally right.
- If they can do it in a way that they feel is morally and ethically right, that's fine.
- Readers may think I am wrong, but morally we must behave as though I was right.
- She said that by not accepting the money, she would be admitting they were right.
- It is enough to say that we have always contended that it is right and proper that that decision is in the hands of the judges.
- Crucially, I also said he had done the right thing in recognising his errors and deciding to resign.
- I believe a change would not only be right for the CIU, but also morally right.
5.1(in order)the steering isn't right — la dirección no está bien
- it's too quiet: something's not right — hay demasiado silencio, algo pasa
- something isn't right with the thermostat — algo le pasa al termostato
- what's wrong with it? — what's right with it? — ¿qué le pasa? — ¡más bien di qué es lo que no le pasa!
- to put sth right — arreglar algo
- they put right their earlier mistake — subsanaron su error anterior
- he thinks he can make everything right by apologizing — se cree que con pedir perdón ya está todo arreglado
5.2informal (fit, healthy)bienshe's not quite right in the head — no está muy bien de la cabeza
6Britishinformal(complete, utter)he's a right idiot — es un idiota redomado / de marca mayor
- he got himself into a right mess — se metió en un tremendo lío
- we got a right soaking — nos empapamos
- I'm having to eat it it with my hands now and I'm making a right mess of my keyboard, oh yes.
- The only aggressive magick I've done was directed towards a right cow in the last place I worked.
- Laois is in a right mess and it will take a lot more than Paudi Butler to sort it out.
- Looking back I suppose it was quite comical, we must have looked like a right old married couple.
- At school Gareth looked a right mess.
- On top of nicking my biscuits they had also made a right mess when they made the tea.
7(opposite of left)(shoe/side/ear) derechotake the next right turn — coja la primera a la derecha Spain
- right turn! — ¡media vuelta a la derecha!
- He would grow increasingly frustrated and lose his temper because he could not use his right arm properly or hold a pen.
- She stood up, and balanced the basket on her hip though a stab of pain flashed up her body from her right leg.
- Pat began to have pains in her right hip and side and mild stomach upsets in January last year.
- Leave your hand on the wall and turn your body so the right hip and shoulder face the wall.
- One year before admission his right kidney had been removed because of renal cancer.
- As to the ribs, Dr Williams found that Harry had suffered a fracture of the second right rib at the side under the armpit.
- He had a swollen right orbit, a laceration over the right elbow, and bloody discharge from both nostrils.
- In doing this, I levered a rock quickly out from the top section and watched it plummet towards my right foot.
- It was true; Beth's right foot was clad only in a pink sock with a hole in the toe.
- The youth was driven by ambulance to Lewisham Hospital with six puncture wounds around the right elbow.
- The woman grasps his ankles and the man places his left hand over her hip and props his body up with his right arm.
- After having them only a few weeks he noticed the pattern fading on the right shoe.
- Use the same technique as above but add a twist, lifting your right shoulder towards the opposite knee.
- He flung the cigarette to the ground and squashed it slowly with the toe of his right shoe.
- He said forensic experts concentrated on the right shoe, which had four hairs.
- It does mean, however, that a fast front crawl is as important as a strong right arm.
- The first outwardly visible sign of change is in the body's right foot which has begun to spasm and move at the ankle.
- A deformity in his right elbow has meant that he was up against great odds from the very beginning.
- Lift your right shoulder off the mat and touch your left knee with your right elbow.
- She extended her right arm towards the dragon, her hand shaking slightly with fear.
1(correctly, well)(pronounce/answer) bien(pronounce/answer) correctamenteI had guessed right — había adivinado
- she's not wearing the hat right — no lleva bien puesto el sombrero
- nothing goes right for them — todo les sale mal
- you did right to tell me this — hiciste bien en decírmelo
- to do right by sb — portarse bien con algn
- to see sb right — velar por algn
- his father will see him right — su padre velará por él
2(all the way, completely)the ball flew right over the fence — la pelota fue a parar al otro lado de la valla
- the road goes right along the coast — la carretera bordea toda la costa
- right from the start — desde el principio
- right down to the last details — hasta el último detalle
- he put it right at the back — lo puso bien al fondo (de todo)
- she filled it right up — lo llenó hasta el borde
- it's soaked right through — está empapado
- the bullet went right through the wall — la bala atravesó la pared de lado a lado
- they kept hoping right up until the last moment — no perdieron las esperanzas hasta el último momento
3(directly)they live in the apartment right above ours — viven en el apartamento justo encima del nuestro
- I live right next door — vivo justo al lado
- it's right in front of you — lo tienes allí delante de las narices
- the ball landed right in the puddle/on her head — la pelota cayó justo en medio del charco/le dio en plena cabeza
- he was right here/there — estaba aquí mismo/allí mismo
- right now — (immediately) inmediatamente
- right then — en ese preciso momento
4(immediately)right after lunch — inmediatamente después de comer
- I got home and went right back out again — llegué a casa y salí otra vez inmediatamente
- I'll be right back — vuelvo enseguida
- no need to knock: go right in — no hace falta llamar, entra nomás
5Britishdialectit was right tasty — estaba buenísimo / riquísimo
- it's right cold in here! — ¡qué frío hace aquí!
6(to the right)(face/turn) a la derecharight and left — a diestra y siniestra
1(entitlement)derecho masculineright to sth/+ inf — derecho a algo/+ inf
- right of sth — derecho a algo
- the right to privacy — el derecho a la intimidad
- you had no right to ask her — no tenías derecho a preguntárselo
- the public has a/the right to know — el público tiene derecho a estar informado
- it's your right to refuse — tiene derecho a negarse
- they refused her the right of reply — le negaron el derecho a responder
- in her/his/its own right
- she is Queen in her own right — es Reina a título propio / por derecho propio
- she is also a composer in her own right — ella también es compositora
- the title is his by right — el título le corresponde a él
- by right of birth — por derecho de nacimiento
- by what right? — ¿con qué derecho?
- they've come to expect it as of right — han llegado a considerar que es su derecho
2rights plderechoswomen's/workers' rights — los derechos de la mujer/los trabajadores
- grazing rights — derechos de pasto
- performing/translation rights — derechos de representación/traducción
- film rights — derechos cinematográficos
- all rights reserved — reservados todos los derechos
- to be within one's rights — estar en su (/ mi etc. ) derecho
- bang to rights, dead to rights — con las manos en la masa
- to be caught bang / dead to rights — ser pillado con las manos en la masa
3(what is correct)he doesn't know right from wrong — no sabe distinguir lo que está bien de lo que está mal
- to be in the right
- she's in the right, you know — ella tiene razón / lleva la razón / está en lo cierto ¿sabes?
- you were in the right, the other driver should have waited — tú no tuviste la culpa / tú hiciste lo correcto, el otro conductor debería haber esperado
- by rights you should have asked my permission first — lo que correspondía era que me pidieras permiso antes
- to put / set sth to rights — arreglar algo
- to set the world to rights — arreglar el mundo
- these pills will soon set you to rights — con estas pastillas te pondrás bien enseguida
4(opposite the left)derecha femininecan't you tell your left from your right? — ¿no sabes cuál es tu izquierda y cuál tu derecha?
- your cup is the one on the right — tu taza es la de la derecha
- to drive on the right — manejar por la derecha
- move the picture to the right — corre el cuadro hacia la derecha
- keep (to the) right — mantenga su derecha
- on / to the right of the president, on / to the president's right — a la derecha del presidente
- on / to my/your right — a mi/tu derecha
- from right to left — de derecha a izquierda
5(right turn)take the next right — tome la próxima a la derecha
- to make / take a right — girar / torcer / doblar a la derecha
6Sportfeminine derechamasculine derechazo
7the right — la derecha
- she is to the right of her colleagues — está a la derecha de sus compañeros
8the Right — la derecha
- the Right is / are divided — la derecha está dividida
2(put in order)arreglar
3(redress)(injustice) repararto right a wrong — reparar un daño
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