Quick answer
"Finally" is an adverb which is often translated as "por fin", and "second" is a noun which is often translated as "el segundo". Learn more about the difference between "finally" and "second" below.
finally(
fay
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nuh
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li
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (after waiting)
a. por fin
Summer is finally here.Por fin ha llegado el verano.
2. (lastly)
a. finalmente
Finally, I would like to say that I am honored to be here tonight.Finalmente, quisiera decir que es para mí un honor estar aquí esta noche.
b. por último
And finally, don't forget to add a pinch of salt.Y, por último, no olvide añadir una pizca de sal.
3. (irrevocably)
a. de forma definitiva
The press release should finally dispel the nasty rumors about the actor.El comunicado de prensa debería disipar de forma definitiva los rumores sobre el actor.
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second(
sehk
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uhnd
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (time)
a. el segundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This car goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds.Este carro acelera de 0 a 60 millas por hora en tres segundos.
2. (brief moment)
a. el instante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Come here right this second!¡Ven aquí este instante!
b. el segundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That second, I decided to make some changes in my life.Ese segundo, decidí hacer algunos cambios en mi vida.
3. (in a series)
a. el segundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la segunda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The first place winner finished two minutes before the second.El ganador del primer lugar finalizó dos minutos antes del segundo.
4. (in dates)
a. el dos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Today is the second of December.Hoy es el dos de diciembre.
5. (in a competition or dispute)
a. el segundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(boxing)
The boxer's second tried to close the cut after a brutal round.El segundo del boxeador intentó cerrar la herida después de una ronda brutal.
b. el padrino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(duel)
Who was Alexander Hamilton's second?¿Quién fue el padrino de Alexander Hamilton?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (ordinal number)
a. segundo
Our second option is to take a taxi.Nuestra segunda opción es tomar un taxi.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7. (before a superlative)
a. segundo
They live in the second largest house on the block.Viven en la segunda casa más grande de la cuadra.
8. (in a competition)
a. en segundo lugar
Real Madrid finished second in the league to their eternal rivals.El Real Madrid terminó en segundo lugar por debajo de sus rivales eternos.
9. (in a series)
a. en segundo lugar
First, it's too expensive. Second, it's just a bad idea.Primero, es demasiado costoso. Y en segundo lugar, es simplemente una mala idea.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to agree with)
a. secundar
I second the notion that the law should be abolished.Secundo la idea de que la ley debe ser abolida.
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