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"Il secondo"

Translation:The second

December 17, 2014



So is this like English, where "the second" refers to both a second of time (1/60 of a minute) and a second position (between first and third)?

August 28, 2015


Of course, it also means the meat course after the pasta course (il primo)

December 17, 2014


And they guy you bring with you to a duel?

September 12, 2015

July 16, 2016


And when you agree with someone's argument or idea??

October 16, 2015


I think you're thinking of 'according to' so like 'secondo a Riccardo, la città è grande'.

May 2, 2017


No, I think AVThom was meaning in an official meeting when someone makes a motion (which means a suggestion to be agreed upon), then someone else "seconds" the motion, that allows the suggestion to be put to a vote. Here "second" means a second person is supporting the suggestion. So the Italian "assecondare" is the verb "to second" but is "il secondo" the noun with this business meaning?

January 7, 2019


Wiktionary thinks that would be assecondare.

July 16, 2016


I am two years behind you AVThom, but I think you are correct. AFAIK this term arises in organised debates where some motion is to be considered and voted on by the audience e.g. "That left handed people are more creative": there would be a proposer FOR the motion and another speaker AGAINST but each side normally has a SECOND who supports the arguments of their side's main speaker.

October 27, 2017


I put "the second course" - as in the meat course - and it wasn't accepted. Is it really wrong?

August 11, 2017


This dictionary thinks it is OK


October 28, 2018


And Secondo me, voglio la prima.

September 15, 2019
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