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British English: /kəˈrɛkt/
American English: /kəˈrɛkt/

Translation of correct in French:


  • 1 (right)
    (amount, answer)
    (decision, method, order, number)
    that is correct
    c'est exact
    the correct time
    l'heure exacte
    to be correct in every detail
    être exact jusque dans le moindre détail
    you are quite correct
    tu as parfaitement raison
    you are quite correct in what you say
    ce que tu dis est tout à fait juste
    would I be correct in thinking that…?
    aurais-je raison de croire que…?
    her suspicions proved correct
    ses soupçons se sont avérés exacts or justes
  • 2 (proper)
    (behaviour, manner, dress, person)
    according to the correct procedures
    selon l'usage

transitive verb

  • 2 (put right)
    (false impression)
    correct me if I'm wrong, but…
    arrêtez-moi si je me trompe, mais…
    I stand corrected
    je reconnais mon erreur

reflexive verb

  • to correct oneself
    se reprendre

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