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first name

Translation of first name in Spanish:


  • (before noun) to be on first-name terms (with somebody)
    tutearse or tratarse de tú con alguien
    we've known each other long enough to be on a first-name basis
    nos conocemos hace bastante tiempo como para tratarnos de tú
    Example sentences
    • He might have seized power in a military coup and immediately cancelled elections, but hey, he's a first-name kind of guy.
    • In 1959 he converted to Roman Catholicism and adopted the first name Léonard in recognition of his admiration for Leonardo da Vinci.
    • His first name was originally William, but he adopted ‘Walt’ in about 1900.

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