Mazu

The Japanese word mazu, pronounced "MAHt-zoo", is translated to mean "first", or "in the first place", as well as "about" and "almost", depending on the context.

Japanese Characters

まず

Example

Mazu shukudai o shite kara, asobinasai.
まず宿題をしてから、遊びなさい。

Translation: Finish your homework first, then play.