Translation of "first" - English-Portuguese dictionary


adjective uk /fɜːst/ us /fɜrst/

A1 coming before all others

Ken was the first person to arrive.

A2 most important

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

A1 before everything or everyone else

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

B1 before anything else

primeiro, antes de tudo
First, make sure you have all the ingredients.

B1 for the first time

pela primeira vez
I first met him last year.
at first

B1 at the beginning of a situation or period of time

no início
I didn’t like her at first, but now we are friends.
first of all also first off

B1 before doing anything else

primeiro, antes de tudo
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

o primeiro, a primeira
I liked the second movie more than the first.
I was the first to arrive.

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