There are several words/phrases that translate to RIGHT in Spanish: derecho, derecha, correcto, and tener razón. Of course, not all of them can be used interchangeably – that would just be too easy. Here are the Spanish differences for the word right.
1. Right in Spanish: DERECHO
El derecho, used as a noun, means a legal right, or a law. For example, one could say, “Yo puedo decir lo que quiero, es mi derecho.” Which means “I can say what I want, it’s my right.” El derecho can also be used as a term for law, as in “facultad de derecho” or “school of law.”
2. Right in Spanish: DERECHA
Derecho or derecha, used as an adjective, means right, as in the direction. However, be careful if you are giving directions– derecho means “straight” while derecha means “right”. You can only used the masculine derecho to mean “right” when altering a masculine noun, such as “el pie derecho,” or “the right foot.”
3. Right in Spanish: CORRECTO
Correcto or correcta means “right” as in “correct”. For example, “tu respuesta es correcta” means “your answer is correct.”
4. Right in Spanish: TENER RAZÓN
Tener razón is a verb phrase that means “to be right/correct”. For example, “Tu tienes razón,” means “you are right.”
Can you think of any other words that mean right?
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