secondhand

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "second-hand."
secondhand(
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kihnd
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hahnd
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (used)
a. de segunda mano (invariable)
Most of my clothing is secondhand.La mayoría de mi ropa es de segunda mano.
b. usado
It's important to check secondhand furniture for bedbugs.Es importante ver si hay chinches en los muebles usados.
c. de viejo (invariable)
There's a great secondhand bookstore near the college.Hay una gran librería de viejo cerca de la universidad.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2. (by indirect means)
a. por terceros
I heard the rumor secondhand.Oí el rumor por terceros.
3. (as a used item)
a. de segunda mano
I bought my guitar secondhand.Compré mi guitarra de segunda mano.
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secondhand
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (car, clothes)
a. de segunda mano
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2. (to buy)
a. de segunda mano
to hear news second-handenterarse de una noticia a través de terceros
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second-hand [ˈsekəndˈhænd]
adjective
(gen) de segunda mano; [+car] usado; de segunda mano
second-hand bookseller libreroalibrera (m) (f) de viejo;a librera
second-hand bookshop librería (f) de viejo
second-hand clothes ropa (f) usada or de segunda mano
second-hand information información (f) de segunda mano
second-hand shop tienda (f) de segunda mano; bazar (m); (Méx) cambalache (m); (S. Cone)
adverb
to buy sth second-hand comprar algo de segunda mano
I heard it only second-hand yo lo supe solamente por otro
to hear sth (at) second-hand
she heard it second-hand from her friend se enteró por su amiga
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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