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Saturday, November 28, 2015

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initially, at first

I had lunch first and then I started working.
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  • Снача́ла я пообе́дал, а пото́м на́чал рабо́тать.
  • I had lunch first and then I started working.
  • Снача́ла никто́ не заме́тил, как он сворова́л де́ньги из карма́на пассажи́ра.
  • Nobody noticed at first that he stole money from the passenger's pocket.
  • Снача́ла па́па с ма́мой не ссо́рились.
  • At first my mum and dad didn't quarell.
  • Ты снача́ла ду́май, а по́том говори́!
  • Think first; and then start speaking! (informal "you")
  • Снача́ла никто́ не понима́л, что нас ждëт.
  • At the beginning nobody understood what was awaiting us.

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Word: сначала
Meaning: initially, at first
Pronunciation: [snah-CHAH-lah]

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