Translation of "begin" - English-Traditional 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

開始;開始進行(或存在);著手(於)
What time does the concert begin? 音樂會甚麼時候開始?
The bridge was begun five years ago and the estimated cost has already doubled. 這座橋五年前開始建造,到現在為止估計成本已經增加了一倍。
The film they want to watch begins at seven. 他們要看的電影在七點開場。
The meeting began promisingly, but then things started to go wrong. 會議開始時很不錯,不過後來出了問題。
START TO DO

A2 to start to do something:

I began the book six months ago, but I can't seem to finish it. 我六個月前就開始看這本書,但似乎總是看不完。
[ + -ing verb ] Jane has just begun learning to drive. 珍妮剛開始學駕駛。
If you want to learn to play a musical instrument, it might be a good idea to begin on something simple. 如果你想學一種樂器,從簡單的開始或許是個好主意。
[ + to infinitive ] After waiting for half an hour she was beginning to get angry. 等了半小時後,她開始生氣了。
I have so much to tell you, I don't know where to begin. 我有很多話要跟你說,不知從何談起。
START SPEAKING

to start speaking:

[ + speech ] "Well," he began. "I don't quite know how to tell you this." 「唉,」他開始說,「我真是不知道該怎麽樣跟你說這件事。」
FIRST PART

to have something as the first part:

The word "cat" begins with the letter "c". 單詞 cat 以字母 c 開頭。

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