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Traduções principais/Principal Translations
first adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ordinal number of one)  (número ordinal)primeiro num
 We sat in the first row of seats.
 Nós sentamos na primeira fileira de poltronas.
first adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (winner, best)  (colocado, colocação)primeiro adj
 She was first in the spelling competition.
 Ele foi o primeiro colocado no concurso de soletrar.
first advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (before all other)  (antes de todos)primeiro adv
 He walked through the door first, and everyone else followed.
 Ele passou pela porta primeiro e todo o mundo o seguiu.
first advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (before anything else)  (antes de qualquer coisa)primeiro adv
 What we need to do first is find a place to stay.
 O que nós precisamos fazer primeiro é achar um lugar para ficar.
first advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (firstly)primeiramente adv
 First, I would like to thank you all for coming.
 Primeiramente, eu gostaria de agradecer a todos por terem vindo.
first advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for the first time)primeira vez loc adv
 I first came to New York when I was a little girl.
 A primeira vez que vim a Nova Iorque foi quando eu era uma garotinha.
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (that which is first)primeiro sm
 I like the first better than the second.
 Eu gosto mais do primeiro do que do segundo.
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (first day of a month)  (primeiro dia do mês)dia primeiro loc sm
 We don't get paid again until the first.
 Nós não seremos pagos até chegar o dia primeiro.
 
Traduções Adicionais/Additional Translations
first adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (before all others)primeiro adj
 I liked the first song best.
first adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (automotive: lowest gear)  (marcha de carro)primeiro adj
 Switch to first gear when going up steep hills.
first adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (music: section leader)  (música)primeiro adj
 She plays first clarinet in the orchestra.
first adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (primary)  (principal)primeiro adj
 The first reason for doing this is to help other people.
first adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (baseball: base)  (beisebol: base)primeiro adj
 He didn't make it past first base.
first advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (rather, sooner)primeiro adv
  primeiramente adv
 Lie to you? I'd kill my own mother first!
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (beginning)começo sm
 She was a good worker from the first.
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (automotive: first gear)  (marcha de carro)primeiro sm
 You should put the car in first if you park on a hill.
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music: section leader)  (música)primeiro sm
 The composer intended the second violinists to contrast with the firsts.
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (first place in a competition)  (colocação)primeiro sm
 She's always the first in any competition.
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: base)  (beisebol: base)primeiro sm
 He's on first.
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (first-class honours)  (INGL, honra)primeira classe loc sf
 He got a first from Cambridge.
first nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (commerce: best quality goods)  (comércio: de primeira qualidade)primeira sf
 We sell firsts at a slightly higher price than seconds.
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at first no início
  inicialmente
at first blush advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at first impression)à primeira vista loc adv
 At first blush, you seem to have put together a sound business plan.
at first glance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (initially)à primeira vista loc adv
  inicialmente adv
 It was a good plan at first glance, but later we realized it was a dud.
at first sight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (instantly, immediately)  (imediatamente)à primeira vista loc adv
 At first sight, the town looked boring.
at the first opportunity advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (as soon as possible)na primeira oportunidade loc adv
 When I had the chance I did it at the first opportunity.
cast the first stone jogar a primeira pedra
come first vir em primeiro
fall in love at first sight viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become infatuated with a stranger)apaixonar-se à primeira vista loc vp
 As soon as I saw him across the dancefloor, I fell in love at first sight.
fifty-first qüinquagésimo primeiro
first aid,
first-aid
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(emergency medical help)primeiros socorros loc sm pl
Note: hyphen used when term is adj before a noun
 All of our pool attendants are trained in first aid.
first and foremost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (primarily)em primeiro lugar loc adv
  antes de tudo loc adv
 First and foremost, let's review the minutes from last week's meeting.
first and foremost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (above all else)acima de tudo loc adv
first and last advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (above all else)acima de tudo loc adv
 His son's education comes first and last in his priorities.
first base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: first station)  (beisebol)primeira base loc sf
 Baseball is so dull that I fall asleep before anyone gets to first base.
first base nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (kissing on a date)  (num encontro amoroso)beijo sm
 He thought the date was going well, but in the end he didn't even make it to first base.
first choice nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (preferred option)  (opção preferida)primeira escolha loc sf
 Of course, Paris would have been my first choice.
first class primeira classe
First come,
first served
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(Being prompt pays rewards)atendimento por ordem de chegada expres
 The buffet is first come, first served so you had better get there early if you want something good.
first course nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (entrée: introductory dish of a meal)  (entrada)primeiro prato loc sm
 We had prawns in sauce as a first course at dinner.
first floor,
first-floor
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (ground-level storey of a building)andar térreo loc sm
Note: hyphen used when term is adj before a noun
 It's a one-storey ranch house so everything's on the first floor.
first floor,
first-floor
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (next storey above ground level)primeiro andar loc sm
 For health reasons he always takes the stairs to the first floor rather than the lift.
first generation,
first-generation
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(technology: prototype)  (tecnologia)primeira geração loc sf
 First-generation computers were huge, slow, and expensive.
first generation,
first-generation
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(person: immigrant)  (pessoa)primeira geração loc sf
 First generation immigrants often have problems learning the language of their new country.
first grade nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (1st year of elementary school)  (da escola elementar)primeira série loc sf
  primeiro ano loc sm
 Karen's six years old so she'll be starting first grade in September.
first impression nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (immediate effect of [sth] or [sb])  (efeito imediato)primeira impressão loc sf
 My first impression of this place was not good.
first lady nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wife of head of state)primeira-dama sf
 Michelle Obama is the current First Lady of the United States.
first lady nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (leading female)primeira-dama sf
first language nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mother tongue)  (língua nativa)língua materna loc sf
 English is not my first language.
first name nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (given or Christian name)nome próprio loc sm
  nome de batismo loc sm
 In the US "Michael" is a popular first name for boys.
first of all antes de tudo
  antes de mais nada
first place nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (top prize, highest position)primeiro prêmio loc sm
 I managed first place in the last race, despite a bad start.
first prize nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (first place, highest position)primeiro lugar loc sm
 She won first prize in the science competition.
first rate,
first-rate
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(excellent)  (excelente)de primeira qualidade, de primeira classe loc adj
Note: hyphen used when term is before a noun
 The dinner was absolutely first rate, Joan.
first thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (very early)  (logo de manhã)primeira coisa loc sf
 I always eat breakfast first thing in the morning.
first thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (initial step)  (passo inicial)primeira coisa loc sf
 The first thing to do is call your mother.
first-aid,
first aid
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(relating to emergency medical help)pronto-socorro adj
Note: hyphen omitted when term is a noun
 The Red Cross teaches a first-aid course that is highly regarded.
first-aid kit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (emergency medical set)kit de primeiros socorros loc sm
  estojo de primeiros socorros loc sm
 Motorists should carry a first-aid kit in their cars.
first-born adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (oldest, born earliest)  (o mais velho)primogênito adj
Note: term when used as adj comes before a noun
 Their first-born child is a boy.
first-born nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (oldest child, child born earliest)  (o mais velho)primogênito sm
 Are you the first-born?
first-degree rape nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (violent sexual offence)estupro em primeiro grau loc sm
 First degree rape usually involves the use of a weapon.
first-floor,
first floor
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US (situated at ground level of a building)no andar térreo loc adj
Note: hyphen omitted when term is a noun
 Our first-floor clinic is wheel-chair accessible.
first-floor,
first floor
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
UK (situated on the next storey above ground level)no primeiro andar loc adj
first-hand adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (direct)  (direto)em primeira mão loc adj
 I have first-hand experience with that computer program.
first-hand advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly)  (diretamente)em primeira mão loc adv
 He gave me the information first-hand.
from first to last advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (all the way through)do começo ao fim loc adv
 From first to last the meal was a gourmet delight.
in the first place em primeiro lugar
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