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12:04 Nov 11, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO] Bus/Financial
Spanish term or phrase:Primera copia
Se trata de la primera copia de una escritura.
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It sounds like the first of several carbon copies, made below an original typed on a manual typewriter. The top copy would be the original, the one below that the first (carbon) copy, and the one below that the second (carbon) copy. When theses/dissertations are submitted the University may require two copies i.e. the original and a clear, carbon copy. Also the concept may still be important in some administrative (i.e. third world) contexts where manual typewriters are used and photocopy machines are few and far between. You need more contect to decide. But if the meaning is not "first draft" or "first edition" (e.g. of a printed book) then "first (carbon) copy" (or just "first copy") could be it.