Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "First"

The meaning of "First" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does first “take” in 1236 mean?
A: If I swing at fewer pitches. If I allow more pitches to go past me.

In baseball, the batter must use strategy and quick thinking to decide when to swing the bat. Sometimes it is better not to swing at all, because the pitch might be a "ball" (a pitch outside the strike zone) or just a pitch that is hard to hit well.
Q: What does first and only mean?
A: The person is saying this is the first of something they have had and it's also going to be the last; for example:
"First and only girlfriend" This is their first girlfriend and they plan on staying with her forever, so they will never have another girlfriend.
Q: What does the first of up to 20 mean?
A: "The first one out of an undetermined number, but no more than 20."

For instance, you have plans to visit 20 temples while in Kyoto but you don't know if you'll have time to see them all. So the first temple you visit is "the first of up to 20."
Q: What does from the first mean?
A: from the beginning
Q: What does First of all / in the first place mean?
A: first of all, は 「はじめに、」と言う意味で、in the first placeはそもそもと言う意味です。 英語は似ていますが、日本語の意味は全然違います。😊

Example sentences using "First"

Q: Please show me example sentences with first(...)the later.
A: There is nothing such as first..the later.
Do you mean former and latter?
Q: Please show me example sentences with first .
A: "John won his race. He came in first. "

"Now we're ready to start cooking. First, mix the sugar and flour..."

"The first train of the day leaves at 4.30 am"

"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth".
Q: Please show me example sentences with first...then.
A: First/then is used in a sequence.
For example:
First, brush your teeth, then, comb your hair

*Don't confuse THEN with THAN! 😊
Q: Please show me example sentences with first of foremost.
A: "First and foremost, I do not condone running in the house"
"First and foremost, safety is our number one priority"
"First and foremost, I want to clarify some data"

"First and foremost" is usually used to introduce a topic that is the number one priority. :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with At first.
A: It was hard at first.

I didn't like him at first.

Synonyms of "First" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between at first and first ?
A: At first means in the beginning.
"At first, I did not like carrots, but now I do."
"Tom was not my friend at first, but now we are great buddies."
First can mean being the first thing done.
"First, we have to cut the potatoes"
"First, put on your socks, and then your shoes."
Or it can mean the first person to finish doing something.
"Tom finished eating first."
"Tom crossed the finish line first and won the race."
Q: What is the difference between one, two,three,four,five.. and first,second,third,forth...(?) ?
A: One, two, three, four, five = 일, 이, 삼, 사, 오
First, second, third, fourth, fifth = 첫 번째, 두 번째, 세 번째, 네 번째, 다섯 번째

1) The first puppy is cute = 첫 번째 강아지가 귀엽다
2) The second album is better = 두 번째 앨범이 더 좋다

그렇게 생각하시면 돼요. 어렵지 않는데 어떤 상황에서 한국어와 달리 우린 One, two, three 대신에 first, second, third 써요. 예를 들면

1) 나는 1 학년이다= I'm in the first grade (I'm in one grade 아니예요)
2) 옷가게가 2층에 있다 = The clothing store is on the second floor (two floor 하면 안 돼요)
Q: What is the difference between first of all and to begin with ?
A: I tend to use "first of all" in arguments or as a main point. "First of all, I'd like to point out..." and I tend to use "To begin with" as a list of examples such as, "To begin with, we are going to talk about...."
Q: What is the difference between first up and firstly and first of all and above all ?
A: first up and first of all would mean you are beginning to state something that will usually have multiple statements afterwards, firstly isn't really correct and I Wouldnt recommend using it. and above all would mean that you feel that whatever is Above All is more important. for example "Above All else, proper manners earn you more respect"
Q: What is the difference between first off and first up ?
A: First off is usually used when saying your first argument when you have many arguments eg: "first off, you are wrong. Secondly, you are very wrong, third, you are really really wrong."). Can also be used with other listed things (other than arguments).

First up is used when introducing a list of things, topics, people (eg: "First up, we have Carol with a song. Then we will have Jaxon with a guitar solo.")

First off sounds a bit weird to me though. I think you cover all bases if you just stick with "first". Plain and simple.

Translations of "First"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? It’s neither the first nor the last.
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? first
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? first of all
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? first of all (quickly and slowly)
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Other questions about "First"

Q: Wow first of all I'm really happy to hear from you and Wow well There are a lot of things happened to you, but don't worry about anything Everything will work out for you I believe you will do it well no matter what happens. rahma And I'm so sorry to hear about the relation between you and your dad. I just hope the two you and your dad will be better and better. Does this sound natural?
A: I’m so happy to hear from you! It sounds like a lot has happened to you. Don’t worry, everything will work out for you. I believe you will do well no matter what happens. I’m so sorry to hear about the relationship between you and your dad. I hope the two of you can work it out.
Q: first of all, Does this sound natural?
A: Nice job
Q: I think First is "Highest" and "Firstly do something."
So which is natural?
- Uranos is first god.(He was born first.)
- Zeus is first god (He is king of gods.)
A: What do you mean? It depends on which sentence you're using.

First (highest) example: Lena got first rank in her class.

First (firstly do something): Before I went to bed, I washed my face and feet first.


Hope it helps you!! 😊
Q: Today,the first day,learning English。 Does this sound natural?
A: Today is my first day learning English
Q: First narrative : Encounter violent dogs.

Date back to 20years ago, at the time of me childhood, I really liked mountain bicycle. So that i had often went near around my home mountain with my bicycle.
But one day i've tried go up to unfamiliar way of road of mountain, at that day i went up to that road as if possessed by something. I'am remember that day not many people in mountain(usual The number of the mountaineer in there) and then i had kept went up by riding bicycle to summit of mountain until finally i've reached of the summit of that mountain(at the time really really i had tired, you won't be believe it how tired) and then i got break time at summit of mountain for a few minutes. After then i've i had way down by riding bicycle,
way down that road was different road than that when i was went up that road. After then i felt exciting, it means i could enjoy fulfill of riding down the road. Because left the down road, which was effortlessly i could way down and felt is a exciting feel and i could ride down more accelerate down the mountain road. Which is mostly bikers fascinated with mountain bicycle when they down the road. At the time of almost reached middle of the mountain suddenly i've heard bark sounds in my back. Then i looked my back i've feared cause of three dogs chased me in desperate. Those dogs nearly gave me a heart attack. i've been riding around that mountain for 2years i've never saw as those tough dogs, and then i've shocked and confused how could i do. When i first saw Those dogs and me distance were fairly far but then as time goes on those dogs and me distance were narrow. at the moment i thought virtually i would bite by those dogs if keep to as now that at speed. The distance was more narrow as almost 10M then i've reduced riding speed and then stopped and got off and stood the my bicycle and turned a direction to those dogs after then we looked face to face. Those dogs were kept violently barked and take a threatening. I couldn't change motion, juts maintain of that motion. Because if i changed motion like turn back and they would be attacked me. I've remembered before one of animal program said when people were encounter a fierce animal do not show them back and run it, because it is more endanger behave. it more possible attacked by them. which was i had maintained guard posture. And i had back step like little and little.But those tough dogs kept
approached me if i more back step and even they were more approached me. I had deep grief like "How long could it last" and i couldn't found the solution of avoid that situation.
But kept step back almost 100M later those gods suddenly seemed uninterested me and stopped bark and changed the their behavior looked like gentle dogs. but i've kept guard by the time of them more far away from me. After then i could heave a sigh of relief. And i thought i had good cope of when i encounter tough dogs and i was right to watch that animal TV program.
A: But one day I decided to go a different route, I biked up the mountain with a willpower as if possessed by something. It was unusually quiet on the mountain, that was never thay busy. When I finally reached the top of the mountain I held a small break to appreciate the view. When it was time to go home I decided to travel a different path. While biking faster and faster down the mountain path my body filled with excitment. But halfway through the decent is suddenly lost this feeling of excitment when hearing barking behind me. When looking behind me I was surprised to see three though looking dogs. I've been biking through these mountains for a good 2 years and have never witnessed these dogs before. Slowly the dogs closed the distance between them and me, and I realised that it would be only a matter of time before one of them would bite a chuck out of my leg.

I took the libarty of change somethings a little hope you don't mind

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