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.
El personal subalterno se encarga de tareas secundarias.The auxiliary staff is in charge of secondary tasks.
2. (consequent)masculine or feminine noun
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.
a. assistant to bullfighter
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