el segundón, la segundona
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(unimportant person)
a. second-rater
Yo pensaba que Marcela tenía un puesto importante en la empresa. - ¡Qué va! Es solo una segundona.I thought Marcela had an important position in the company. - Not at all! She's just a second-rater.
b. second-class citizen
A los traductores de las instituciones se les trata como a unos segundones. Para empezar, están muy mal pagados.The translators in the institutions are treated as second-class citizens. To begin with, they're very badly paid.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (second-born son)
a. second son
El primer hijo heredaba todas las propiedades familiares, y el segundón se veía obligado a ingresar en la iglesia o en el ejército.The first son inherited all the family property, and the second son was forced to join the church or the army.
b. younger son
El duque desheredó a su hijo mayor, y fue el segundón el que heredó el título y las tierras.The duke disinherited his elder son, and it was his younger son who inherited the title and land.
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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. (general)
a. second son
2. (fig)
ser el eterno segundónto be one of life's eternal bridesmaids
segundónona segundona
second son; younger son
second-class citizen
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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