firsthand
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This word may also be spelled “first-hand.”
firsthand(
fuhrst
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hahnd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (obtained from experience)
a. de primera mano
The police got a firsthand account of the incident from a witness.La policía recibió un testimonio de primera mano sobre el incidente de un testigo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (straight from the source)
a. de primera mano
Stop listening to rumors and get your information firsthand.Deja de escuchar rumores y obtén tu información de primera mano.
b. directamente
Mateo told me about his divorce firsthand so that I wouldn't hear about it from somebody else.Mateo me habló directamente de su divorcio para que no me enterara por otra persona.
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firsthand
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. de primera mano
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (general)
a. de primera mano
he heard it first-handse lo dijeron a él mismo
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first-hand [ˈfɜːstˈhænd]
adjective
[+information, account] de primera mano
They met with local leaders and heard several first-hand accounts of mistreatment of Muslims there
[+experience, knowledge] de primera mano
They have first-hand [experience] of charitable organizations.
adverb
directamente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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firsthand experience
experiencia de primera mano
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