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firstly

adverb uk   /ˈfɜːst.li/  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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in Korean 첫째로…
in Arabic بِدايَةً, أَولاً…
in Portuguese primeiramente…
in Catalan en primer lloc…
in Japanese まず第一に…
in Italian innanzitutto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第一,首先…
in Russian во-первых…
in Turkish ilk olarak, ilk sırada…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第一,首先…
in Polish po pierwsze…
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