German translation of second best
Zweitbeste (Zweitbester) (m adj)(Zweitbestes) (nt adj)
⇒ I won't settle for second best
ich gebe mich nicht mit dem Zweitbesten zufrieden
- to come off second best
es nicht so gut haben(= come off badly)
den Kürzeren ziehen
Example Sentences Including 'second best'
She was wearing her second best boots: they were more worn and slid better.The Golden Lion
So I have to make do with second best but, as the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'
For a moment he caught himself wondering if she didn't like coming second best , even to dead Alan.PROSPECT HILL (2003)
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'second best' in Other Languages
- Brazilian Portuguese: segundo melhor
- Chinese: 第二好的
- European Spanish: segundo mejor
- French: presque le meilleur presque la meilleure
- German: zweitbeste zweitbester, zweitbestes
- Italian: secondo per qualità seconda per qualità
- Japanese: 次位の
- Korean: 두 번째로 가장 좋은
- Portuguese: segundo melhor
- Spanish: segundo mejor
Translation of second best from the Collins English to German Dictionary
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