There are 3 translations of first in Spanish:

first1

Pronunciation: /fɜːrst; fɜːst/

adj

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The usual translation of first, primero, becomes primer when it precedes a masculine singular noun.

  • 1 1.1 (initial) primero the first president of the USA el primer presidente de los EE UU Henry I (léase: Henry the First) Enrique I (read as: Enrique primero) the first time I saw you la primera vez que te vi the first three chapters los tres primeros capítulos who's going to be first? ¿quién va a ser el primero? our horse was first nuestro caballo llegó en primer lugar or el primero first things first primero lo más importante 1.2 (in seniority, standing) primero the first eleven/fifteen (BrE) el equipo titular first tenor tenor (m) principal first violins primeros violines (mpl) she's first in line to the throne está primera or es la primera en la línea de sucesión al trono
  • 2 (elliptical use) he'll be arriving on the first (of the month) llegará el primero or (Esp tb) el uno (del mes) he fell at the first cayó en la primera valla ( or el primer obstáculo etc) he/she was the first to arrive fue el primero/la primera en llegar he came in an easy first ganó fácilmente the first she knew about it was when … la primera noticia que tuvo de ello fue cuando …
  • 3 (in phrases) at first al principio I didn't recognize him at first al principio no lo reconocí from the first desde el principio, desde el primer momento from first to last de(l) principio a(l) fin

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
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La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 3 translations of first in Spanish:

first2

adv

  • 1 1.1 (ahead of others) primero he hit me first el me pegó primero he came first in the exam sacó la mejor nota en el examen which comes first, your family or your career? ¿para ti qué está primero, tu familia o tu carrera? I always put my children first para mí antes que nada or primero están mis hijos the only way you're leaving this prison is feet first de esta cárcel solo saldrás con los pies por or para delante [fam & euf] women and children first las mujeres y los niños primero ladies first primero las damas first come, first served tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis se adjudicará(n) las entradas por riguroso orden de solicitud ( or llegada etc) you should have come earlier, it's first come, first served debería haber venido más temprano, el que llega primero tiene prioridad 1.2 (before other actions, events) primero, en primer lugar first, I want to thank everyone for coming en primer lugar or primero quiero agradecerles a todos que hayan venido first off (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] primero que nada, en primer lugar 1.3 (beforehand) antes, primero 1.4 (for the first time) por primera vez I first saw her in May la vi por primera vez en mayo, la primera vez que la vi fue en mayo when I first met him cuando lo conocí when we first learned that … cuando nos enteramos de que … 1.5 (rather) antes form a coalition? I'd resign first ¿formar una coalición? ¡antes (que eso) renuncio!

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 3 translations of first in Spanish:

first3

n

  • 1.1first (gear) [Auto] (no art) primera (f) 1.2 (original idea, accomplishment) primicia (f) another first for Acme Corp otra primicia de Acme Corp 1.3 (BrE) [Educ] nota más alta de la escala de calificaciones de un título universitario

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Word of the day aglomeración
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se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.