in the first place

in the first place(
ihn
 
thuh
 
fuhrst
 
plehihs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (firstly)
a. en primer lugar
Why is popcorn the perfect food? Well, in the first place, it's a whole grain.¿Por qué son las palomitas de maíz la comida perfecta? Bueno, en primer lugar, son granos enteros.
b. para empezar
What's wrong with Ian? In the first place, he's very rude.¿Qué está mal con Ian? Para empezar, es muy grosero.
2. (initially)
a. en primer lugar
If you hate the cold, why did you move to Toronto in the first place?Si odias el frío, ¿por qué te mudaste a Toronto en primer lugar?
b. desde el principio
Of course I'm having a bad time. I didn't want to come to this party in the first place.Por supuesto lo estoy pasando mal. No quería venir a esta fiesta desde el principio.
c. desde el comienzo
This bear problem is your fault. I didn't think we should go camping in the first place.Este problema con los osos es por tu culpa. No pensaba que debemos acampar desde el comienzo.
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