first translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "first" - English-Spanish dictionary

See all translations

first

adjective, adverb /fəːst/
before all others in place, time or rank
primero
I was the first person to arrive The boy spoke first.
firstly adverb in the first place
en primer lugar
I have three reasons for not going – firstly, it’s cold, secondly, I’m tired, and thirdly, I don’t want to!
first aid noun treatment of a wounded or sick person before the doctor’s arrival
primeros auxilios
We should all learn first aid (also adjective) first-aid treatment.
first-born noun one’s oldest child
primogénito
Daniel was our first-born (also adjective) Their first-born child was Rosa.
first-class adjective of the best quality
de primera clase
a first-class hotel.
very good
de primera calidad, excelente
This food is first-class!
(for) travelling in the best and most expensive part of the train, plane, ship etc
de primera clase
a first-class passenger ticket (also adverb) She always travels first-class.
first floor noun (British ) the floor of a building that is the next one above the floor that is at the same level as the ground outside; second floor(American)
primer piso
Our flat is on the first floor.
(American ) the floor of a building that is on the same level as the ground outside the building; ground floor(British)
planta baja
Her apartment is on the first floor.
first-hand adjective, adverb (of a story, description etc) obtained directly, not through various other people
directo, personal; directamente, personalmente; de primera mano
a first-hand account I heard the story first-hand.
first language noun the language that you learn to speak first when you are a child
lengua materna
Her first language is Spanish.
first name noun the name that you are given when you are born and whoch comes before your family name
nombre, nombre de pila
Her first name is Doris.
first-rate adjective of the best quality
estupendo
She is a first-rate architect.
at first at the beginning
al principio
At first I didn’t like him.
at first hand obtained etc directly
de primera mano
I was able to acquire the information at first hand.
first and foremost first of all
antes que nada
First and foremost, we have to decide who will be the captain of the team.
first of all to begin with; the most important thing is
en primer lugar
First of all, let’s clear up the mess First of all, the scheme is impossiblesecondly, we can’t afford it.
Translations of “first”
in Arabic أوَّل, أهَمّ…
in Korean 첫째의, 첫째의(일등의)…
in Malaysian pertama…
in French premier, première…
in Turkish ilk, birinci, ilk ve tek…
in Italian primo…
in Russian первый…
in Polish pierwszy…
in Vietnamese thứ nhất, đầu tiên…
in Portuguese primeiro…
in Thai เป็นอันดับที่หนึ่ง…
in German erst, zuerst…
in Catalan primer…
in Japanese 最初の, 第一の, 最高の…
in Indonesian pertama…
(Definition of first from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “first” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More