Translation of "begin" - English-German dictionary


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

der Anfang
beginner noun

someone who is just learning how to do something

der/die Anfänger(in)
‘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.


There are many reasons why I don’t like her – to begin with, she’s always lying.

(Translation of “begin” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)