how to pronounce first


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the above transcription of first is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

first is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of first in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… deshalb first impression und werde ihn …”

meanings of first


  1. Ridge (of a roof).

first frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word first occurs in german on average 16.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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