Translation of "begin" - English-German dictionary

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.

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