"Right" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 quán lì power / right / privilege
 duì right / correct / couple / pair / towards / at / for / to face / opposite / to treat (sb a certain way) / to match together / to adjust / to fit / to suit / to answer / to reply / classifier: couple
 bù cuò correct / right / not bad / pretty good
 yǒu lǐ reasonable / justified / right / (math.) rational
 duì tóu correct / normal / to be on good terms with / on the right track / right
 yòu pài (political) right / right wing / rightist
 rán correct / right / so / thus / like this / -ly
 nà ge that one / that thing / that (as opposed to this) / (used before a verb or adjective for emphasis) / (used to humorously or indirectly refer to sth embarrassing, funny etc, or when one can't think of the right word) / (used in speech as a filler, similar to "umm", "you know" etc) / (euph.) menstruation / sex / also pr. [nei4 ge5]
 zhèng zài just at (that time) / right in (that place) / right in the middle of (doing sth)
 zuǒ yòu left and right / nearby / approximately / attendant / to control / to influence
 dàng shí at once / right away
 mǎ shàng at once / right away / immediately / on horseback (i.e. by military force)
 suí shí at any time / at all times / at the right time
 chǎn quán property right
 yǒu quán to have the right to / to be entitled to / to have authority / powerful
 shì de yes, that's right / variant of 似的[shi4 de5]
 zhèng hǎo just (in time) / just right / just enough / to happen to / to chance to / by chance / it just so happens that
 méi shì it's not important / it's nothing / never mind / to have nothing to do / to be free / to be all right (out of danger or trouble)
线 lù xiàn itinerary / route / political line (e.g. right revisionist road) / CL:條|条[tiao2]
 duì le Correct! / Oh, that's right, ... (when one suddenly remembers sth one wanted to mention) / Oh, by the way, ...
 gǔ quán equity shares / stock right
 yòu shǒu right hand / right-hand side
 dé le all right! / that's enough!
 zhèng miàn front / obverse side / right side / positive / direct / open
 méi cuò that's right / sure! / rest assured! / that's good / can't go wrong
 hǎo bu hǎo (coll.) all right? / OK?
便 jí biàn even if / even though / right away / immediately
 nà gè rén lit. that person / fig. the person you have been looking for / Mr Right / the girl of one's dreams
 hēi bái black and white / right and wrong / monochrome
 yòu bian right side / right, to the right
 shì fēi right and wrong / quarrel
 xià shǒu to start / to put one's hand to / to set about / the seat to the right of the main guest
 jiū zhèng to correct / to make right
 zhuān mài monopoly / exclusive right to trade
 gāo dī height / altitude (aviation) / pitch (music) / ups and downs (success or failure) / whether sth is right or wrong / comparative strength, weight, depth, stature / (spoken interjection) anyway, whatever / eventually, in the end
 yòu cè right side
使 xíng shǐ to exercise (a right etc)
 gǎi zhèng to correct / to amend / to put right / correction / CL:個|个[ge4]
 qià hǎo as it turns out / by lucky coincidence / (of number, time, size etc) just right
 lì shí right away / quickly / immediately
 bù yào jǐn unimportant / not serious / it doesn't matter / never mind / it looks all right, but
 lǐ suǒ dāng rán as it should be by rights (idiom) / proper and to be expected as a matter of course / inevitable and right
 duì bù duì right or wrong? / Is it right? / OK, yes? (colloquial)
 cháng duǎn length / duration / accident / right and wrong / good and bad / long and short
 zhèng zhōng middle / center / right in the middle or center / nub
 shí xià at present / right now
 ge tóu (coll.) (suffix) my ass! / yeah, right!
 yǎn dǐ fundus of the eye (containing the choroid, retina, optic nerve etc) / inside the eye / right in front of one's eyes / in full view as a panorama
 wú quán to have no right / to have no authority
 tīng lái to sound (old, foreign, exciting, right etc) / to ring (true) / to sound as if (i.e. to give the listener an impression) / to hear from somewhere
 dāng tóu coming right into one's face / imminent / to put first
 xiàng yòu facing right / rightwards / to the right
 qià dào hǎo chù it's just perfect / it's just right
 zhèng dào the correct path / the right way (Buddhism)
 zhuān lì quán patent right
 lǐ zhí qì zhuàng in the right and self-confident (idiom) / bold and confident with justice on one's side / to have the courage of one's convictions / just and forceful
 yǐn sī quán privacy right
 huó gāi (coll.) serve sb right / deservedly / ought / should
 kòng zhì quán control (e.g. to win control) / controlling right
 yòu yì the right flank / (politically) right-wing
 yǒu fāng to do things right / to use the correct method
 tiān shí the time / the right time / weather conditions / destiny / course of time / heaven's natural order
 shì bàn gōng bèi half the work, twice the effect (idiom) / the right approach saves effort and leads to better results / a stitch in time saves nine
 fēi rén not the right person (literary) / inhuman
 liáng zhī innate sense of right and wrong / conscience / bosom friend
 dì lì favorable location / in the right place / productivity of land
 zhèng qiǎo just by chance / to happen to (just at the right time) / opportune
 fā yán quán the right of speech
 qì quán to abstain from voting / to forfeit / to waive one's right to vote / to abdicate
 jiàn yì yǒng wéi to see what is right and act courageously (idiom, from Analects) / to stand up bravely for the truth / acting heroically in a just cause
 sān jūn (in former times) upper, middle and lower army / army of right, center and left / (in modern times) the three armed services: Army, Navy and Air Force
 biǎo jué quán right to vote / vote
 zhōng within / among / in / middle / center / while (doing sth) / during / (dialect) OK / all right
 xiǎo shù small figure / small amount / the part of a number to the right of the decimal point (or radix point) / fractional part of a number / number between 0 and 1 / decimal fraction
 jǐn kào to be right next to / to lean closely against
 mén lù way of doing sth / the right social connection
 jǐn lín to be right next to / close neighbor
 tiān jīng dì yì lit. heaven's law and earth's principle (idiom) / fig. right and proper / right and unalterable / a matter of course
 wù quán property right
 zhí jiǎo a right angle
 yòu miàn right side
 yòu zhuǎn to turn right
 kāi mén jiàn shān lit. to open the door and see the mountain / fig. to get right to the point (idiom)
 gǎn huà corrective influence / to reform (a criminal) / redemption (of a sinner) / to influence (a malefactor to a better life) / to guide sb back to the right path by repeated word and example
 cāi zhòng to guess correctly / to figure out the right answer
 jiù at once / right away / only / just (emphasis) / as early as / already / as soon as / then / in that case / as many as / even if / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / to engage in / to suffer / subjected to / to accomplish / to take advantage of / to go with (of foods) / with regard to / concerning
 zuǒ yòu shǒu left and right hands / (fig.) capable assistant / right-hand man
 shuǐ dào qú chéng lit. where water flows, a canal is formed (idiom) / fig. when conditions are right, success will follow naturally
 duì zhèng xià yào lit. to prescribe the right medicine for an illness (idiom) / fig. to study a problem to find the right way to solve it / to take appropriate steps
 hǎo duān duān perfectly all right / without rhyme or reason
 duì zhèng correct diagnosis / to prescribe the right cure for an illness / to suit the medicine to the illness
 zhèng guǐ the right track
 qià rú qí fèn (idiom) appropriate / apt / just right
 zhāo (chess) move / trick / all right! / (dialect) to add
 chūn lián Spring Festival couplet (the first line of which is pasted on the right side of a doorway at New Year, and the second on the left side)
 zuǒ gù yòu pàn glancing to left and right (idiom) / to look all around
 yòu shàng upper right
 sì shì ér fēi apparently right but actually wrong / specious (idiom)
 xíng to walk / to go / to travel / a visit / temporary / makeshift / current / in circulation / to do / to perform / capable / competent / effective / all right / OK! / will do / behavior / conduct / Taiwan pr. [xing4] for the behavior-conduct sense
 guǎn bu zháo to have no right or ability to interfere in sth / it's none of your business!
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