Translation of "begin" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

begin

verb [ I or T ] uk /bɪˈɡɪn/ us /bɪˈɡɪn/ present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun
START TO HAPPEN

A1 to start to happen or exist

开始;开始进行(或存在);着手(于)
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。
START TO DO

A2 to start to do something:

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。
[ + -ing verb ] Jane has just begun learning to drive. 珍妮刚开始学开车。
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。
[ + 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。
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。
START SPEAKING

to start speaking:

[ + speech ] "Well," he began. "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。”
FIRST PART

to have something as the first part:

The word "cat" begins with the letter "c". 单词 cat 以字母 c 开头。

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