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Straight, right in French 🇫🇷

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straight, right droit
How to say “straight, right” in French? “Droit”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “droit” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on straight, right in French like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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To remember the French word “droit,” you can think of the phrase “do right,” as doing right often means acting according to the law or morality, which is a sense captured in the French “droit” (law, right). Also, the word “direct” in English, can help you remember that “droit” suggests something without bends, thus “straight.”

“Droit” in French can have several meanings:

1. **Law**: When talking about the domain of law or a legal right.
– Example: “Il étudie le droit à l’université.” (He studies law at the university.)

2. **Right (as opposed to left)**: It indicates a direction.
– Example: “Tournez à droite.” (Turn right.)

3. **Straight**: Used to describe a straight line or direction.
– Example: “Allez tout droit.” (Go straight ahead.)

4. **Upright**: In the context of moral rectitude or posture.
– Example: “Il est toujours assis droit.” (He is always sitting upright.)

5. **Right (entitlement)**: A noun that can refer to a legal or moral entitlement.
– Example: “Chacun a le droit à la liberté.” (Everyone has the right to freedom.)

Other words in French that mean the same thing in different contexts could include:

– **”Rectiligne”**: Used to describe something that is straight like a road or a line.
– **”Juste”**: Often used in the context of what is fair or just/right.
– **”Légal”**: Specifically refers to something pertaining to the law.

In terms of slang or colloquial use, “droit” doesn’t commonly take on radically different meanings in informal French. However, expressions like “être dans ses droits” (to be within one’s rights), can be used in everyday conversations.

Example sentences with “droit”:

1. **Law**: “Après le lycée, elle veut étudier le droit.” (After high school, she wants to study law.)
2. **Right (Direction)**: “Prenez la première rue à droite.” (Take the first street on the right.)
3. **Straight**: “Continuez droit devant vous pendant deux kilomètres.” (Continue straight ahead for two kilometers.)
4. **Upright**: “Tenez-vous droit pendant que vous pratiquez le yoga.” (Stand upright while you’re practicing yoga.)
5. **Right (Entitlement)**: “Vous avez le droit de garder le silence.” (You have the right to remain silent.)

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