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Italian translation of begin

begin

verb   /bɪˈɡɪn/ (present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun)
A1 to start to happen
cominciare
What time does the movie begin?
A2 to start to do something
cominciare
She began to cry .
begin with something B1 to have something at the start
cominciare con qualcosa
Local phone numbers begin with 01224.
to begin with B1 at the start of a situation
all’inizio
To begin with, I was very nervous .
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 .
(Definition of begin verb from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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