Translation of "first" - English-Japanese dictionary

first

adjective uk /fɜːst/ us /fɜrst/

A1 coming before all others

最初の, 第一の
Ken was the first person to arrive.

A2 most important

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

A1 before everything or everyone else

第1位に
Jason came first in the race (= he won).

B1 before anything else

まず最初に
First, make sure you have all the ingredients.

B1 for the first time

初めて
I first met him last year.
at first

B1 at the beginning of a situation or period of time

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

B1 before doing anything else

まず
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

最初の人, 最初のもの
I liked the second movie more than the first.
I was the first to arrive.

(Translation of “first” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)