Translation of "at first" into French

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at first adverb
au début
At first, Meg was homesick.
Au début, Mag avait le mal du pays.
d'abord (to begin with)
He didn't believe it at first.
Il ne le croyait pas tout d'abord.

Phrases (7)

  1. at first appearance - au prime abord
  2. at first blush - à première vue
  3. at first glance - à première vue
  4. at first hand - de première main
  5. at first light - au point du jour
  6. at first sight - à première vue
  7. learn at first hand - apprendre de première main


At first, Meg was homesick. Au début, Mag avait le mal du pays.
He didn't believe it at first. Il ne le croyait pas tout d'abord.
At first everybody was convinced of his innocence. Au départ, tout le monde fut convaincu de son innocence.
At first, they were all convinced he was innocent. Dans un premier temps, ils étaient tous convaincus qu'il était innocent.
He was shy at first. Il était timide au début.
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