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uk   /ˈfɜː  us   /ˈfɝːst-/ (also first)
B2 used to refer to the first thing in a ​list: There are two very good ​reasons why we can't do it. Firstly, we don't have enough ​money, and ​secondly, we don't have enough ​time.
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(Definition of firstly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “firstly”
in Arabic بِدايَةً, أَولاً…
in Korean 첫째로…
in Portuguese primeiramente…
in Catalan en primer lloc…
in Japanese まず第一に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第一,首先…
in Turkish ilk olarak, ilk sırada…
in Russian во-первых…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第一,首先…
in Italian innanzitutto…
in Polish po pierwsze…
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