In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1segundothe second time he rang me — la segunda vez que me llamó
- her second husband — su segundo marido
- he had a second cup of tea — se tomó otra taza de té
- he's already had a second helping — ya ha repetido
- he won't do that a second time — no lo volverá a hacer
- to give sb a second chance — darle a algn otra oportunidad
- every second Tuesday/week — cada dos martes/semanas
- second generation — segunda generación
- second home — segunda vivienda
1.2(in seniority, standing)segundothe country's second city — la segunda ciudad del país
2(elliptical use)I leave on the second (of the month) — me voy el (día) dos
1(in position, time, order)en segundo lugarUnited finished second to Rovers in the championship — el United quedó en segundo lugar en la clasificación después del Rovers
- work comes second, family first — la familia está antes que el trabajo
2(secondly)en segundo lugar
(second class)(travel) en segunda (clase)
4(with superlative)the second tallest boy in the class — el chico que le sigue al más alto de la clase
- the second highest building — el segundo edificio en altura
- it's the second largest city in the world — ocupa el segundo lugar entre las ciudades más grandes del mundo
1.1also second gearMotor Vehiclessegunda feminine
1.2(in competition)he finished a good/poor second — quedó en un honroso/deslucido segundo lugar
1.3Britishupper/lower second — segunda y tercera nota de la escala de calificaciones de un título universitario
2(attendant)masculine segundomasculine padrino
3(substandard product)artículo con defectos de fábrica masculine
informal(second helping)can I have seconds? — ¿puedo repetir?
- Why, wait just one second… that's a gentleman on the stage!
- Whether this process takes seconds or years, God will answer you and show you his love.
- For a second he looked directly at her - a miracle in itself - and she saw fear in his eyes.
- The second the plane stopped on the runway, half of the passengers leapt up, almost as if choreographed.
- It is hard to restrain yourself from gobbling them up the second they come to the table.
- The two top draws for the WWF in the last year were seconds away from going toe to toe.
- I opened my mouth for a second and then closed it, not sure what to do.
- Being unaware of time, he didn't know if he'd been dead a few seconds or millions of years.
- Everyone bought what was put in the basket without even a second's hesitation.
- Phew, for a second I thought you were going to tell me something serious.
- In a second he was out of bed, running towards the burglar and ‘screeching’ at him to get out.
- Because, as everyone knows, an item always redeems its value the second you throw it away.
1(support)(candidate/motion) secundar(candidate/motion) apoyar
- It was with a slightly lighter heart that she seconded her son's recommendation.
- The vice-chairman proposed writing to the Minister on the matter and the proposal was seconded by Paddy Flannery.
- Major supported her, and seconded her nomination for the first ballot.
- Patrick Durcan seconded his proposal and went a step further in suggesting the council seek a meeting with An Post.
- His proposal is being seconded by Geoff Holmes (Bradford).
- Nah, really I'd like to second what everyone is saying.
- This nomination is to be seconded by Singapore.
- The adoption of the Estimate was seconded by Ald.
- A view that was seconded by actor Pankaj Kapoor, who pointed out that ‘all we did was stay truthful to the script’.
- I also second the suggestion of Duel To The Death, which has great sword work.
- ‘I agree,’ Gabe seconded, folding his arms across his chest.
- Mr. Rody Kelly seconded the proposal adding he was pleased to see the theatre would be linked to the new visual arts centre.
- Leader of the US delegation, then-Vice President Al Gore's view was seconded and reiterated by distinguished speakers from all over the world.
- The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.
- Alvar had recommended that they follow it, and Lexa had seconded the motion.
- The proposal was seconded by Senator Paddy Burke.
- Five years later, Paul Mantz seconded Prost's suggestion, adding that the painting was ‘without contest a work of art.’
- Peter Flynn seconded the proposal but added that this was just another example of the government's stealth taxes.
- McAuley seconded Hope's sentiment and sought in transitory embraces an answer to his nagging fear of emotional impairment.
- All evidence pointed to it and his gut feeling seconded his view.
- The proposal was seconded by Alderman Jim McGarry, who slammed rumours that the scheme would not come.
- I seconded his recommendation and gave out the website address to the audience.
- The appeals court advised retirees to seek help from Congress, a recommendation seconded by major veterans organizations, which predict the courts won't fix the problem.
- I'll second what Jasper just said.
- The adoption of the plan was seconded by Councillor Richard Finn.
- A speaker from Strathclyde seconded this resolution.
- Circumcision was a sign of ‘the inherent barbarism of this people’, a view seconded by a Dr Hacker in a medical journal during 1843.
- In seconding the proposal, Senator Jim Higgins said he had known both gentlemen for many years.
- The Premierleague is a self-determining body which requires motions to be proposed and seconded by existing members.
- Dick Shannon seconded this proposal and it was agreed by all members, who gave a warm round of applause to Mr Maxwell.
- After the nomination was seconded, we voted on whether to give John a bid.
- That view is seconded by Robert Bryce in his book.
- One by one, the men and women in the room seconded the motion.
- The New York Stock Exchange seconded the proposal in June.
1(of time)segundo masculine
- His time of 8 minutes 51 seconds took some four seconds off his personal best time.
- Torrance squeezed the trigger, waited twenty five seconds and fired again.
- They are quite fast, and can cross a hundred meter span in eight seconds.
- God, why couldn't he have come just three seconds earlier?
- Within a span of seconds, the entire shelter was bathed in darkness.
- The score that well and truly got Tallow back into contention came just sixty seconds before the half-time break.
- In a span of about ten seconds, Jane went from shocked, to deliriously happy to devastated.
- He faced the younger man, and, in a span of two seconds, managed to down him with a very strong punch on the face.
- Tullow clinched victory in the last thirty seconds of the game.
- Then, in the span of 81 seconds, the Americans scored two goals.
- If no symptoms are present and the sinus pauses last three seconds or less, no further evaluation is necessary.
- The grenade would probably only last ten seconds at best.
- She was now five minutes and twenty eight seconds late.
- The meters have also become more efficient and it takes only five seconds to obtain the readings.
- He waited a few cold seconds of silence and then talked past me to Mel.
- Only thirty seconds had passed since she last checked!
- The angrily snapped words were greeted with a full five seconds of silence.
- But, my question is: why is it four minutes and thirty three seconds long in the first place?
- Gardner and teammates watched helplessly as the final six seconds ticked off the clock.
- Footage also shows the fuel tank's nose cone hit a bird just seconds after liftoff yesterday.
2(moment)segundo masculineit doesn't take a second — es cosa de un segundo
3(of angle)segundo masculine
- These gave results correct to 1 second of arc but were not too practical as the series converged slowly.
- For a gyroscope in polar orbit, it works out to be about 0.041 arc second per year.
- By the way, one second of arc is not to be confused as a measure of time!
- It crosses at a point 50 seconds of arc to the east of the previous year.
- In actual numbers its resolution is about half an arc second, which is equivalent of seeing a five cent piece from about 10 kilometres away.
1(attach)to second sb (to sth) — trasladar a algn temporalmente (a algo)
- Workers want to be seconded to the winning company, rather than transferred, to protect their employment rights and pensions.
- With fronts opening up in the Mediterranean area, the regiment was seconded to the Australian army.
- Commodore Dayka Smythe was a gunnery control officer seconded to the Royal Navy at the time of the Normandy invasion.
- Importantly, we have to work out what powers it would have over state and territory police officers seconded to the Australian Crime Commission.
- Reed was its national convenor, while Bone and Cook were seconded to work for the forum from their Rotherham Council jobs.
- In May 1942, Truscott, as a colonel, was seconded to Combined Operations headquarters in London.
- A rank and file police officer seconded to his union to help activate traditionally passive members has been named the Organiser of the Year for 2000.
- He anticipated that both the secretary and liaison officer would be seconded from government departments.
- This trend continued after Crown rule in 1858 and nearly all military engineers seconded to the Indian Army were British sapper officers.
- They want to remain as council employees and be seconded to any private company brought in to run the service.
- Prior to that he worked in the government economic service and was seconded to the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Office.
- The mutual aid process, in which officers are seconded to other forces, has also come under scrutiny.
- The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has seconded ten officers dedicated to the enforcement of these by-laws.
- When finishing her general training she was seconded to work in a maternity unit for three months.
- One officer seconded from the Premier's Department is there now.
- Kenneth Mason and Gordon McIvor were seconded to the association and worked as paid officials.
- Not long after he was seconded to the Royal Air Force as a liaison officer, he claimed he had annoyed the Brigadier.
- Scottish officers have been seconded to the group from the country's eight forces.
- A temporary officer will also be seconded to the Youth Offending Team, on a permanent arrangement.
- They are also protesting the employers' refusal to pay benefits to workers seconded to the water utility companies.
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