Translation of "first" - English-Arabic dictionary

first

adjective uk /fɜːst/ us /fɜrst/

A1 coming before all others

أوَّل
Ken was the first person to arrive.

A2 most important

أهَمّ
Sheila won first prize in the photo competition.
adverb uk /fɜːst/ us /fɜrst/

A1 before everything or everyone else

أولاًّ
Jason came first in the race (= he won).

B1 before anything else

أَولاً
First, make sure you have all the ingredients.

B1 for the first time

لِلمَرَة الأُولى
I first met him last year.
at first

B1 at the beginning of a situation or period of time

في البِداية
I didn’t like her at first, but now we are friends.
first of all also first off

B1 before doing anything else

أَولاً
First of all, I’d like to ask you a few questions.
noun, pronoun uk /fɜːst/ us /fɜrst/
the first

B1 the first person or thing

الأَول
I liked the second movie more than the first.
I was the first to arrive.

(Translation of “first” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)