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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse réttr, from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós.


rätt (comparative rättare, superlative rättast)

  1. right, correct syn.
    För att få högsta betyg måste alla svar vara rätta.
    To get the highest grade, all answers have to be correct.
    Låt den rätte komma in.
    Let the right one in.
  2. absolute indefinite neuter form of rädd.
Inflection of rätt
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular rätt rättare rättast
Neuter singular rätt rättare rättast
Plural rätta rättare rättast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 rätte rättare rättaste
All rätta rättare rättaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.


rätt (comparative rättare, superlative rättast)

  1. rightly, correctly syn.
  2. rather, fairly, pretty syn.
    Det går rätt bra faktiskt.
    It's going pretty well actually.

Etymology 2[edit]

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rätt c

  1. a dish; a specific type of prepared food syn.
  2. law (the regulation of a community through enforceable rules, considered as a system or domain of study)
  3. a court; place where justice is administered, also the assembly which administers justice syn.
  4. a right; something one is legally entitled to syn.
Declension of rätt 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rätt rätten rätter rätterna
Genitive rätts rättens rätters rätternas

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