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| Ordinal : primero
Cardinal : uno
- One of the five bids in the card game of Primero, consisting of a combination of four cards in the hand.
Most Spanish adjectives appear after the modified noun when used attributively. Forms of primero, however, can appear before the modified noun.
- Es el primer hijo. — “[He] is the first son.”
- Es el hijo primero. — “[He] is the first son.”
This adjective is often used substantively, with the modified noun implied but omitted.
- ¿Cuál hijo es? Es el primero. — “Which son is [he]? [He] is the first [son].”