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begin

verb /biˈɡin/ ( present participle beginning, past tense began /biˈɡan/, past participle begun /biˈɡan/)
to come or bring, into being, to start
anfangen
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
zunächst
I didn’t like him to begin with, but now he’s one of my best friends.
firstly
anfangen
There are many reasons why I don’t like her – to begin with, she’s always lying.
(Definition of begin from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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