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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)
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