right / wrong
A question today about the difference between true/false and right/wrong.....
1)You say of a statement that is "true" or "false".
"The sun is bigger than the Earth." = True (Fr: vrai)
"The moon is bigger than the Earth." = False (Fr: faux)
2) "You are right". = (Fr) Tu as raison.
"You are wrong" = (Fr) Tu as tort.
3) The answer is right. = (Fr) La réponse est bonne/ correcte.
The answer is wrong = (Fr) La réponse est fausse / incorrecte.
So be careful:
You say: This is the right answer = Celle-ci est la bonne réponse.
(and not: the "good" answer!)
Of course another meaning of "right" = "droit" or "à droite"
You have to turn right at the traffic lights. =
Tu dois tourner à droite aux feux.
You have to hold it in your right hand. =
Tu dois le tenir dans ta main droite.