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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “begin”

begin

verb [I or T]     /bɪˈɡɪn/ (present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun)
to start to be, do, etc .
开始;开始进行(或存在);着手(于)
I began the book six months ago, but I can't seem to finish it.
我6个月前就开始读这本书,但似乎总也读不完。
I have so much to tell you, I don't know where to begin.
我有很多话要跟你说,不知从何谈起。
What time does the concert begin?
音乐会什么时候开始?
The bridge was begun five years ago and the estimated cost has already doubled .
这座桥5年前开始建造,到现在为止估计成本已经翻了一番。
The film they want to watch begins at seven.
他们要看的电影7点开场。
If you want to learn to play a musical instrument , it might be a good idea to begin on something simple .
如果你想学一种乐器,从简单的开始或许是个好主意。
The word ' cat ' begins with the letter 'c'.
单词 cat 以字母 c 开头。
The meeting began promisingly , but then things started to go wrong .
会议开场很不错,可后来出了问题。
[+ -ing verb] Jane has just begun learn ing to drive .
珍妮刚开始学开车。
[+ to infinitive] After waiting for half an hour she was beginning to get angry .
等了半小时后,她开始生气了。
[+ speech] "Well, " he began (= started by saying). "I don't quite know how to tell you this."
“唉,”他开始说,“这事我真是不知道该怎么样跟你说。”
Starting and beginningStarting again
to begin with at the start of a process , event or situation
原先,刚开始
There were six of us to begin with, then two people left .
原先,我们有6个人,后来走了两个。
First and firstly
used to give the first important reason for something
首先,第一
The hotel was awful ! To begin with, our room was far too small .
这家旅馆太差了!首先是我们的房间太小。
First and firstly
(Definition of begin verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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