Translation of "begin" - English-Arabic dictionary

begin

verb uk /bɪˈɡɪn/ (present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun)

A1 to start to happen

يَبْدَأ
What time does the movie begin?

A2 to start to do something

يَبْدَأ
She began to cry.
begin with something

B1 to have something at the start

يَبْدَأ بِكَذا
Local phone numbers begin with 01224.
to begin with

B1 at the start of a situation

بَادىء ذي بَدْء
To begin with, I was very nervous.
to begin with

used to give the first important reason for something

أوّلا
The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was too small.

(Translation of “begin” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)