Translation of "begin" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /bɪˈɡɪn/ us /bɪˈɡɪn/ present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun

A1 to start to happen

What time does the movie begin? A che ora inizia il film?

A2 to start to do something

She began to cry. Ha iniziato a piangere.
begin with something

B1 to have something at the start

cominciare con qualcosa
Local phone numbers begin with 01224. I numeri di telefono locali iniziano con 01224.
to begin with

B1 at the start of a situation

To begin with, I was very nervous. All’inizio ero molto nervoso.
to begin with

used to give the first important reason for something

per cominciare
The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was too small. L’albergo era terribile! Per cominciare la nostra camera era troppo piccola.

(Translation of “begin” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)