Translation of "begin" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] uk us /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. 我六個月前就開始看這本書,但似乎總是看不完。
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。
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。
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。
The word 'cat' begins with the letter 'c'. 單詞 cat 以字母 c 開頭。
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。
[ + -ing verb ] Jane has just begun learning to drive. 珍妮剛開始學駕駛。
[ + 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。
[ + speech ] "Well, " he began (= started by saying). "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。」
to begin with

at the start of a process, event or situation

There were six of us to begin with, then two people left. 原先,我們有6個人,後來走了兩個。

used to give the first important reason for something

The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was far too small. 這間飯店太差了!首先是我們的房間太小。

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