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Fabrice
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Aug 6, 2018 at 2:02pm

Just to be sure I get this right and i'm not confusing things. Primo is only used when making reference to dishes, and prima means "first" when alone, and "before" in "prima di". Is that correct?

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Damo
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Aug 7, 2018 at 4:50pm

Ill primo is also used when referring to a date as in "il primo Aprile" or April first.

Apolonia D.
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Aug 27, 2018 at 11:01am

Hi Fabrice, that is correct. Although it has some uses as a noun, "primo" is used mainly as an adjective: "il primo piatto", "il primo giorno". "Prima" can also be used as an adjective ("la prima volta") and, as you mentioned, it's an adverb when on its own and a preposition when followed by "di" (the meaning changes in this case and it's translated as "before").

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