Translation of "begin" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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beginverb [ I or T ]

uk /bɪˈɡɪn/ us /bɪˈɡɪn/ present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun

begin verb [ I or T ] (START TO HAPPEN)

A1 to start to happen or exist

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。
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。

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