Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Catalan translation of begin

See all translations

begin

verb
 
/bɪˈɡɪn/ ( present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun)
A1 to start to happen
començar
What time does the movie begin?
A2 to start to do something
començar
She began to cry.
begin with something B1 to have something at the start
començar per ac
Local phone numbers begin with 01224.
to begin with B1 at the start of a situation
al començament
To begin with, I was very nervous.
to begin with used to give the first important reason for something
per començar
The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was too small.
(Definition of begin from the Cambridge English-Catalan Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “begin” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More