Translation of secondhand in Spanish:

secondhand

de segunda mano, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌsɛkəndˈhænd/

adjective

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    (not new)
    (car/clothes) de segunda mano
    (car/clothes) usado
    (bookstore) de viejo
    (shop) de artículos de segunda mano
    • Pizza Nonna is next to two second-hand shops but these have not been vandalised.
    • Especially since it seems my copy is second-hand.
    • Most of the items are in good enough condition, considering that they are second-hand goods.
    • The west does not need second-hand copies: they have the originals.
    • The rate applicable to investors in new and second-hand properties has been adjusted.
    • But I'm always in the market for second-hand copies of software.
    • Keep an eye out for it in second-hand shops and book sales.
    • Actual dance costumes, complete with glitter and sequins, often end up in second-hand shops.
    • In second-hand bookshops around Melbourne you can still find copies of his grandfather's sermons.
    • Ricky and Fred love their worn-out clothes so much that the girls see no choice but to sell their rags to a local second-hand store.
    • They can still be found (although they are becoming increasingly expensive) in second-hand bookshops.
    • Ms Finnegan said another factor underpinning the pace of inflation was the limited stock of second-hand property available for sale.
    • I have a friend who used to run a second-hand bookshop in the city.
    • Adrian Mole is 35 and works in a second-hand book shop in Leicester.
    • Strangely, the wholesale booksellers who normally stock second-hand copies of the same are falling short to meet students' demand.
    • They probably don't even know a second-hand car salesman, as the latest 4x4 would be brand new as would be the cell phone.
    • They can be had in second-hand bookshops for a few pounds, and in charity shops for pennies.
    • Cllr Johnny O'Malley said the second-hand unit could be accepted as a stop-gap.
    • Thrift stores include the Salvation Army, flea markets, as well as second-hand stores.
    • I'm looking forward to miles of walking along the water and I love browsing through the second-hand stores and thrift shops in the area.
    • And more and more second-hand stores gather vintage clothing donated to them into a special area.
    • The blocks on this street between St-Laurent and St-Denis are lined with second-hand stores.
    • Although the year 2004 proved to be a cold winter for China's auto industry, the country's second-hand auto market experienced continuing growth.
    • The home was furnished with second-hand goods and the children had hand-me down clothes although they always had shoes from Clarks.
    • The Scottish Motor Traders Association, which represents both new and second-hand car dealers, said it was ‘disappointed’ by the survey results.
    • There is only one place better than a video shop, and that is a good second-hand bookshop.
    • Like all the best second-hand record shops, Rob's is a complete mess.
    • People on the housing waiting list accept second-hand houses.
    • What changed his life was finding an old map in a secondhand bookstore.
    • There are a scattering of IT resellers with second-hand stock.
    • Built into the barge's old fuel tank, the green room looked like a furniture display in a second-hand store.
    • I remember buying second-hand Levis before it was cool to do so.
    • However, this week, he had purchased a second-hand copy of poems by Emily Bronte, which had been recently republished in 1901.
    • Farms in this country are being sold like second-hand cars at a vehicle auction.
    • I spot a rather pathetic second-hand shop down the way, and figure I'll try there.
    • When this first began 15 years ago, the toys received were often of fairly poor quality; second-hand goods ready to be thrown out.
    • The first edition had twelve pages, and the incredible figure of 200000 copies rolled off the second-hand presses.
    • I do like second-hand things, but mostly I go for colour and fabric.
    • So I went shopping, but when your destination is the local second-hand shop you can't really call it shopping.
    • In Australia there is no such thing as second-hand school clothing.
    • Measures will also be taken to catch people who receive stolen goods - particularly those who use second-hand outlets and car boot sales.
  • 2

    (not original)
    (information/account) de segunda mano
    • The news comes from American nurse Linley York and is at least second-hand information.
    • They'd rather get second-hand info about the finances from Wong than have to talk to the lippy accountant.
    • Unlike traditional courts, second-hand evidence and hearsay can be admitted as evidence.
    • Mind you that salt should be taken, as second-hand information and college statistics might not be enough.
    • It is the equivalent of late-night pub gossip, with nothing more than second-hand hearsay evidence to back it up.
    • My knowledge is largely second-hand, garnered as it was from my view above my grandmother's shop.
    • She added that further action would be difficult without an official complaint as officers only have second-hand evidence to rely on.
    • All of this is being related by me as second-hand knowledge.
    • As a result, much of the information that the public receives comes from the media, or second-hand information based on media exposure.
    • Most of us can only vouch for that from second-hand experience but we have no reason to doubt it.
    • The second-hand details are fixed firmly on a solid framework of first-hand memories: but memories of another continent.
    • So it's really kind of an assessment of second-hand information, you know?
    • Anybody out there have any tips from first- or second-hand experience?
    • This requires reliance on second-hand information which may not be as accurate.
    • Dealing with that kind of pressure and developing a practical attitude is not something you can get from second-hand experience.
    • It's a signal that this region has been supplied with second-hand experiences for too long and that now it should be the first.
    • I wonder if anyone has any experience, personal or second-hand, of the London Library?
    • All the animals come to see; nobody wants to get second-hand news.
    • What does first-hand experience add, that all available second-hand knowledge cannot supply?
    • A poet must experience, rather than simulate reality or rely on second-hand information.

adverb

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    to buy sth secondhand comprar algo de segunda mano
    • to learn sth secondhand enterarse de algo por terceros
    • The biggest-selling MPVs in the UK are the Citroën Picasso and Renault Mégane Scénic, both of which can be bought second-hand for well within your budget.
    • What really rubbed salt into the wound, was that some of the aircraft were even purchased secondhand.
    • I bought my copy second-hand, from a Trotskyist in her forties.
    • I had found some of the biographies second-hand over the years.
    • The x-ray machine - bought second-hand from Germany - had broken down.
    • The vehicle was bought second-hand in 1997 by islanders but withdrawn from service three months ago when a door was damaged.
    • The van was bought second-hand for £3,000, two years ago.
    • Irish retailers boasted the sale of London patterns and a number offered to buy used lace second-hand.
    • Find one of those lovely old editions second-hand is my advice.
    • I had a washing machine which I bought second-hand.
    • "Don't be afraid to buy second-hand, " Phil says.
    • We are the kind of people, he thought, who buy their own furniture and second-hand at that.
    • There are loads of ways of selling goods second-hand when otherwise you might throw them away.
    • If your machine was purchased second-hand, this is a good time to get to know your local dealer.