begin translation to Mandarin Chinese: Cambridge Dict.

Translation of "begin" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [I or T]
/bɪˈɡɪn/ ( present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun)
to start to be, do, etc.
I began the book six months ago, but I can't seem to finish it.
I have so much to tell you, I don't know where to begin.
What time does the concert begin?
The bridge was begun five years ago and the estimated cost has already doubled.
The film they want to watch begins at seven.
If you want to learn to play a musical instrument, it might be a good idea to begin on something simple.
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.
[+ -ing verb] Jane has just begun learning to drive.
[+ to infinitive] After waiting for half an hour she was beginning to get angry.
[+ speech] "Well, " he began (= started by saying). "I don't quite know how to tell you this."
Starting and beginningStarting again
to begin with at the start of a process, event or situation
There were six of us to begin with, then two people left.
First and firstly
used to give the first important reason for something
The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was far too small.
First and firstly
(Definition of begin from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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