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"secondo" Italian translation

Translation

second

Definition

Secondo is an Italian adjective that means 'second' in English.

Part of speech

adjective

Translations

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Meaning: second

Il mio secondo libro è stato un grande successo.

My second book was a great success.

Meaning: according to

Secondo me, dovremmo prendere una decisione diversa.

According to me, we should make a different decision.

Meaning: following

La seconda fase del progetto sarà avviata domani.

The following phase of the project will start tomorrow.

Meaning: secondary

Ho comprato una casa come investimento secondario.

I bought a house as a secondary investment.


Examples

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A1: Ho comprato un libro secondo la tua raccomandazione.

A1: I bought a book according to your recommendation.

A1: Secondo me, il film è molto bello.

A1: In my opinion, the movie is very good.

A1: Prendi il primo autobus e poi vai secondo le indicazioni.

A1: Take the first bus and then go according to the directions.

B1: Secondo gli esperti, il cambiamento climatico avrà gravi conseguenze.

B1: According to experts, climate change will have serious consequences.

B1: Secondo quanto mi ha detto, arriveranno domani mattina.

B1: According to what he told me, they will arrive tomorrow morning.

B2: Secondo i dati statistici, il numero di disoccupati è aumentato quest'anno.

B2: According to statistical data, the number of unemployed people has increased this year.

C1: Secondo gli storici, l'impero romano cadde a causa della corruzione interna.

C1: According to historians, the Roman Empire fell due to internal corruption.

C1: Secondo le previsioni degli economisti, la crescita economica rallenterà nel prossimo trimestre.

C1: According to economists' forecasts, economic growth will slow down in the next quarter.

C2: Secondo le norme internazionali, è vietato l'utilizzo di armi chimiche.

C2: According to international norms, the use of chemical weapons is prohibited.


Advanced Description

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The word secondo is commonly used in Italian to indicate the second item or position in a sequence. For example, if you are ordering food at a restaurant and want the second dish on the menu, you would say 'vorrei il secondo piatto' which translates to 'I would like the second course.'

In addition to its use as an ordinal number, secondo can also be used to describe something that is secondary or subordinate. For instance, if you are discussing a topic and mention a secondary point, you could say 'un punto secondo' which means 'a point secondly.'

It's important to note that the word secondo changes form depending on the gender and number of the noun it modifies. For example, if you were describing a second book, you would use the feminine singular form 'seconda' while if you were describing two second courses, you would use the masculine plural form 'secondi.'

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