Translation of "at first" into German

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at first adverb
zuerst (temporal)
At first, everything seemed difficult.
Zuerst sah alles schwierig aus.
am Anfang (temporal)
At first, it is difficult.
Am Anfang ist es schwer.

Phrases (5)

  1. at first blush - auf den ersten Blick
  2. at first glance - auf den ersten Blick
  3. at first hand - aus erster Hand
  4. at first light - bei Tagesanbruch
  5. at first sight - auf den ersten Blick


At first, everything seemed difficult. Zuerst sah alles schwierig aus.
At first, it is difficult. Am Anfang ist es schwer.
The new computer was too complicated for me to use at first. Der neue Rechner war mir anfänglich im Gebrauch zu kompliziert.
It can be confusing at first. Es kann zunächst verwirrend sein.
I couldn't recognize her at first. Ich konnte sie zuerst nicht wiedererkennen.

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