d'abord

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

d'abord

  1. first, at first, right away
  2. primarily
  3. for one thing
  4. Used to add annoyed emphasis, particularly to a refusal.
    J'irai pas d'abord!—I won't go then!
  5. (archaic or regional) Immediately.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually this adverb is used to mark the first item in importance in a logical or temporal enumeration.

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