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
He began to talk The meeting began early. beginning noun ›
beginner noun › someone who is just learning how to do something
‘Does he paint well?’ ‘He’s not bad for a beginner’. to begin with › at first
I didn’t like him to begin with, but now he’s one of my best friends. › firstly
There are many reasons why I don’t like her – to begin with, she’s always lying.