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I wondered if I'm playing a board game, let it be Ludo.A storm comes and blows out the dices. I want to say that my dice was at this specific location(a box) on the board.Then I would say my dice was over here. But what would it mean if I say that my dice was right here?

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    Right here and right there are a bit more specific than over here, over there. But generally the difference is quite small, and my guess is that the expressions are used more or less interchangeably.
    – oerkelens
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 9:58
  • I'd say that over here implies that the listener is not "here" (i.e., the speaker is much closer to "here" than the listener). This implication doesn't apply to the case of right here. This is subtle, so in most situations the two are almost interchangeable, but I don't think they are completely interchangeable. Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 10:44

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You can think of it as concentric circles where "right here/there" sits inside "over here/there".

"Here" is used to reference something close to you, "there" for something farther away.
"Right" is more specific than "over".

right here

is usually used when the location is very specific, within reaching distance, and can be pointed to directly


I'm right here

means "I am at this exact spot"


I'm over here

means "I am at this general location" and is used to get the attention of the listener usually at a distance.


You would use "right here" if you were replacing your dice on the board yourself.

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