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First in Russian 🇷🇺

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first первый
How to say “first” in Russian? “Первый”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “первый” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on first in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
Mnemonic: Imagine a race where "Pesca" (a frequent term in fishing) wins the first prize. "Perva" sounds like "Pesca".
Sound association: "Perviy" sounds a bit like "parade" where the first float leads.

– "Первый" (perviy) in Russian means "first," used to denote the first in a sequence or ranking.

Other words that mean the same thing:
Наи́чальный (naichal'nyy): initial (though not exact synonym, it can imply the first phase or stage)
Первичныи́ (pervichnyy): primary (often used in scientific contexts)

Alternate meanings:
Slang: In Russian sports slang, "первый" can be used to denote someone who is leading or performing the best.
Contextual use: Sometimes used to imply the first experience or initial encounter with something (like beginner or novice status).

Examples of sentences:
Мой первый день в школе был незабываемым.
– Moy perviy den' v shkole byl nezabyvaemym.
– My first day at school was unforgettable.
Первый раз в жизни попробовал этот фрукт.
– Perviy raz v zhizni poprobyval etot frukt.
– I tried this fruit for the first time in my life.
Вот мой первый совет тебе.
– Vot moy perviy sovet tebe.
– Here is my first piece of advice for you.

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