primo-entrant

English translation: pioneer / fore-runner / first in the field

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French term or phrase:primo-entrant
English translation:pioneer / fore-runner / first in the field
Entered by: Tony M

19:16 Jan 30, 2017
French to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Engineering: Industrial
French term or phrase: primo-entrant
I don't have much context. This is in a speech on the creation of a company specialised in marine renewable energy. In the list of the keys to success is:

3. Etre primo-entrant : une opportunité de structurer le marché
jessjess
Local time: 15:17
pioneer / fore-runner / first in the field
Explanation:
"Being a / the..." — depends a bit how you handle the rest of the list.

I also thought of 'front-runner', but that conveys a different notion, i.e. that there are others behind (the 'also-rans'!), which is not quite the same as 'primo' here.

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Note added at 13 jours (2017-02-13 07:01:43 GMT) Post-grading
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As Polyglot rightly points out, the source term does not necessarily mean the ONLY first one, but AMONG the first ones; so the translation can be adapted to reflect that as necessary; sometimes 'one of the first...' is all it needs, though that is perhaps rather weak for certain marketing-type contexts.
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3 +2pioneer / fore-runner / first in the field
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pioneer / fore-runner / first in the field


Explanation:
"Being a / the..." — depends a bit how you handle the rest of the list.

I also thought of 'front-runner', but that conveys a different notion, i.e. that there are others behind (the 'also-rans'!), which is not quite the same as 'primo' here.

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Note added at 13 jours (2017-02-13 07:01:43 GMT) Post-grading
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As Polyglot rightly points out, the source term does not necessarily mean the ONLY first one, but AMONG the first ones; so the translation can be adapted to reflect that as necessary; sometimes 'one of the first...' is all it needs, though that is perhaps rather weak for certain marketing-type contexts.

Tony M
France
Local time: 15:17
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agree  Michelle De Saintfuscien: Yip, I was typing 'pioneer' at the same time as Tony but he got there first!
14 mins
  -> Merci, Michelle !

agree  B D Finch: first in the field
17 hrs
  -> Thanks, B! :-)
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