Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Second"

The meaning of "Second" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does the second "when" mean?
A: The part "when he was by himself" means the man was alone. The time when the man was by himself.
Q: What does He seemed to have somewhere between eight and 12 seconds of political nicety in him mean?
A: This is a clever and original way of saying ‘he is a person who doesn’t care much for political niceties/doesn’t have that much patience for political niceties’.

The numbers are not special.
Q: What does ​‎I watched him for a few seconds, torn between fear and sympathy. Then my nobler self got the better of me and I put an arm around his shoulder. mean?
A: It means he had two different feelings: he was afraid but he also felt bad for the guy. "My nobler self" means that the feeling of sympathy was greater than the fear, so he put his arm around him to comfort him instead of turn away. It comes from the word "noble" meaning good, righteous. Someone who is noble does kind and generous things for others.
Q: What does Would you care for seconds? mean?
A: It means "do you want more". Usually used when asking for additional food.
Q: What does second? mean?
A: Segundo (tempo e posição)

Example sentences using "Second"

Q: Please show me example sentences with second.
A: He came in second place

I second her opinion.

Look at the second hand on the clock.

I’ll be there in a second.
Q: Please show me example sentences with “after a second or two...”.
A: example:
Your mom: Come downstairs!! Dinner is ready!

You are finishing your homework so you say, “I’ll be there after a second or two..” or “I will in a minute!”
Q: Please show me example sentences with "Just a second".
A: When answering the phone and the caller asks for your mom, you can say “just a second” to call your mom.

When the barista asks for smaller bills/change after giving him bigger bills/change you can say “just a second” so you could check your wallet if you have smaller bills/change.

When you are busy doing something and someone asks help. You tell them “just a second” so you can finish first what you were doing before helping the person.
Q: Please show me example sentences with in less than a second.
A: I'm not sure if this is what you wanted but:
>With in less than a second the baby started crying again
>With in less than a second the chair broke
>With in less than a second i was back home
>With in less than a second i was back where i started
>With in less than a second the man died
>With in less than a second the bird flew away
>With in less than a second the dog barked
>With in less than a second the spider ran away
>With in less than a second the laptop died
>With in less than a second she fainted
>With in less than a second I finished my homework
Q: Please show me example sentences with second conditional.


second conditional.
A: If I was you, I'd do my homework.
Si yo fuera tu, haria mi tarea.

If I was you, I'd pay attention in class.
Si yo fuera tu, pondria atencion en clase.

Synonyms of "Second" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between in a second and in under a second ?
A: in a second just means very fast, doesn't really mean one second
i.e. I will come down in a second
in under a second really means under one second
Q: What is the difference between just a second and just a minute and just a moment ?
A: There is no practical difference.

They all mean the same thing.

They mean 'Wait.'
Q: What is the difference between Just a second and Wait a minute ?
A: They are pretty much the same.
Just a second, I will be right back.
Wait a minute, I will be right back.
Q: What is the difference between in a second and in a minute and in a moment ?
A: Both means: wait a moment.
" ちょっと待って"
chotto matte
Q: What is the difference between Just a second and Just a minute and Just a moment ?
A: They all mean the same thing. I think "Just a moment" is less common than the other two.

Translations of "Second"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? seconds ?
A: Seconds
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Or two. 😂😂😂 10 seconds is little...
A: @arthurbm20
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 2秒はtwo secondとtwo secondsどっちが正しいですか?また、違いを教えて下さい!
A: For counting, "two second" is incorrect. "two seconds" is correct. "two" is more than one, so you must use the plural form.

If it is used as an adjective, then "2 second" is correct and the plural form is incorrect. Ie. "I'll give you a 2-second headstart."

Hope this helps!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I stepped away from there for like 10 seconds.
A: In this case, "like" here could mean "what seems like". Or it's just used as a meaningless filler. "I like stepped away from there like for like 10 seconds and like it was like gone." It's only used when talking, though, as it's a slang.

Other questions about "Second"

Q: how many seconds do you want heat? Does this sound natural?
A: Yes, another example could be "How long do I heat this rice for?" or "How many seconds do I put this in the microwave for?"
Q: 10 seconds is too short for me
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: After 30 seconds we will arrive at the sightseeing floor. (use after or in?) Does this sound natural?
A: you can use both
Q: Within seconds, after catching the sight of our car on the road shoulder on my left, I got in the car to enjoy the air conditioning. Does this sound natural?
A: "On my left shoulder I spot our car on the road and I got in the car to enjoy the air conditioning".
Q: "One or two seconds" or "one or two second"?
A: One or two seconds; 0.5 minutes; 1.4 hours.

Usually, if it is not exactly 1, the units are plural.

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