1. (lower in rank) 
La cultura subalterna de los pueblos sometidos se mantuvo intacta durante la invasión.The subordinate culture of the subjugated people remained intact during the invasion.
b. auxiliary 
El personal subalterno se encarga de tareas secundarias.The auxiliary staff is in charge of secondary tasks.
2. (consequent) 
a. secondary 
El nombramiento del nuevo ministro esconde un interés subalterno que los ciudadanos desconocen.There's some hidden secondary interest behind the appointment of the new minister that the people don't know about.
masculine or feminine noun
3. (assistant) 
Yo soy un mero subalterno en la oficina; el que toma las decisiones es mi jefe.I'm just an office subordinate. It's my boss who makes the decisions.
4. (bullfighting) 
El subalterno sufrió una cornada al acercarse demasiado al toro.The assistant bullfighter was gored when he got too close to the bull.
1. (subordinado) 
a. auxiliary 
2. (empleado) 
a. subordinate 
3. (bullfighting) 
a. assistant to bullfighter 
subalternoa subalterna
[+importancia] secondary; [+personal] auxiliary;
1 (subordinado) subordinate
2 (Taur) assistant bullfighter
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