Übersetzung von “second” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


numbersecond /ˈsɛkənd/
in the number two position
deuxième , of two: second/-onde

the second person in line
la deuxième personne dans la file

Our team was second in the quiz.
Notre équipe a été deuxième au jeu-concours.
one more than the first
deuxième , second/-onde

the second time we've eaten at this restaurant
la deuxième/seconde fois nous avons mangé dans ce restaurant
have second thoughts (about)
to have doubts about a decision you have made
avoir des doutes (à propos de)

I agreed to make a speech, but now I'm having second thoughts.
J'ai accepté de faire un discours mais maintenant j'ai des doutes.
on second thought
spoken indicates you are about to change your mind
à la réflexion

I'll have the fish. On second thought, I'll have the omelet.
Je vais prendre le poisson. A la réflexion, je prendrai l'omelette.


noun countablesecond /ˈsɛkənd/
one of the sixty parts an hour is divided into
seconde feminine

Wait thirty seconds and then run.
Attendez trente secondes puis courez.
a short time
seconde feminine , instant masculine

Wait a second - I'm not quite ready.
Attendez une seconde / un instant ; je ne suis pas tout à fait prêt.
a slightly damaged item being sold cheaply
article masculine de second choix

a store that sells seconds
un magasin qui vend des articles de second choix


adverbsecond /ˈsɛkənd/
in second place
en second

You go first, and I'll go second.
Tu y vas en premier et j'irai en second.

(Übersetzung von “second” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


adjective /ˈsekənd/

next after, or following, the first in time, place etc

deuxième, second
February is the second month of the year
She finished the race in second place.

additional or extra

a second house in the country.

lesser in importance, quality etc

She’s a member of the school’s second swimming team.
secondary adjective

coming after, and at a more advanced level than, primary

secondary education.

lesser in importance

a matter of secondary importance.
seconder noun

a person who seconds.

personne qui appuie une motion
secondly adverb

in the second place

I have two reasons for not buying the housefirstly, it’s too big, and secondly it’s too far from town.
secondary colours

colours got by mixing primary colours

couleurs complémentaires
Orange and purple are secondary colours.
secondary school

a school where subjects are taught at a more advanced level than at primary school.

école secondaire
second-best noun, adjective

next after the best; not the best

She wore her second-best hat
I want your best workyour second-best is not good enough.
second-class adjective

of or in the class next after or below the first; not of the very best quality

de deuxième classe/catégorie
a second-class restaurant
He gained a second-class honours degree in French.

(for) travelling in a part of a train etc that is not as comfortable or luxurious as some other part

(en/de) deuxième classe
a second-class passenger
His ticket is second-class
(also adverb) I’ll be travelling second-class.
second-hand adjective

previously used by someone else

second-hand clothes.
second lieutenant

a person of the rank below lieutenant

Second Lieutenant Jones.
second-rate adjective


The play was pretty second-rate.
second sight

the power of seeing into the future or into other mysteries

They asked a woman with second sight where the dead body was.
second thoughts

a change of opinion, decision etc

changement d’avis
I’m having second thoughts about selling the piano.
at second hand

through or from another person

de qqn d’autre
I heard the news at second hand.
come off second best

to be the loser in a struggle

se faire battre
That cat always comes off second best in a fight.
every second week/month etc

(on or during) alternate weeks, months etc

tous les deux (…)
He comes in every second day.
second to none

better than every other of the same type

qui n’a pas son pareil
As a portrait painter, he is second to none.



a person who supports and helps a person who is fighting in a boxing match etc.



noun /ˈsekənd/

the sixtieth part of a minute

He ran the race in three minutes and forty-two seconds.

a short time

I’ll be there in a second.

(Übersetzung von “second” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)