An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (doing something for the first time)
a. first-time
Carla tenía los miedos y aprensiones normales en una madre primeriza.Carla had the usual fears and apprehensions of a first-time mother.
b. inexperienced
Se nota que son oficinistas primerizos por la manera tan formal en que le hablan a la jefa.You can tell they're inexperienced clerks by their formal way of addressing their boss.
c. novice (used as an adjective)
Los mineros primerizos hacían los peores turnos.The novice miners would work the worst shifts.
d. green
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
En aquella época, yo era aún un traductor primerizo con mucho que aprender.At the time, I was still green as a translator and had a lot to learn.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (person who does something for the first time)
a. beginner
Mover el peón ahí es un error de primerizo.Moving the pawn there is a beginner's mistake.
b. novice
Tendrás que enseñarme cómo se hace; yo soy un primerizo en esto de remar.You'll have to teach me how to do it; I'm a novice at rowing.
c. first-timer
Se tarda en conocer bien este país. Se aconseja a los primerizos que vayan en viajes organizados.It takes some time to get to know this country well. First-timers are advised to join package tours.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (principiante)
a. novice
2. (embarazada)
a. first-time
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (principiante)
a. beginner
primerizoa primeriza
1 (novato) green; inexperienced
2 (primero) first
esas malditas arrugas primerizas recordamos aquellas primerizas aventuras de dadaístas, futuristas..
novela primeriza first novel
(principiante) beginner
(Med) first time mother
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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