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French translation of “begin”

begin

verb /biˈɡin/ (present participle beginning, past tense began /biˈɡan/, past participle begun /biˈɡan/)
to come or bring , into being, to start
commencer (à)
He began to talk The meeting began early.
beginning noun
commencement
beginner noun someone who is just learning how to do something
débutant/-ante
‘Does he paint well?’ ‘He’s not bad for a beginner’.
to begin with at first
au début
I didn’t like him to begin with, but now he’s one of my best friends .
firstly
d’abord
There are many reasons why I don’t like her – to begin with, she’s always lying .
(Definition of begin from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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