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second best

Pronunciation: /ˌsekəndˈbest/

Translation of second best in Spanish:


  • I've always been second best siempre he sido un segundón she wanted to be a doctor: for her, nursing is only second best quería ser médica: para ella la enfermería es solo una segunda alternativa my second-best result mi segundo mejor resultado
    Example sentences
    • So as noted, being on call Thanksgiving is the second-best scenario.
    • The second-best luck is to have bought a house in Vancouver or Toronto 40, 50, 60 years ago.
    • Majority rule is a second-best solution: Less than half the voters are denied their preferences.


  • to come off second best (to sb) quedar en segundo puesto (después de algn)


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  • I was top of the class, he was the second best yo era el primero or mejor de la clase, él era el segundo he won't accept second best solo se conforma con lo mejor don't settle for second best: choose … no se conforme con menos or con algo inferior: elija …

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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.