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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 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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