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begin

verb
 
/bɪˈɡɪn/ ( present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun)
A1 to start to happen
始まる
What time does the movie begin?
A2 to start to do something
~し始める, ~を開始する
She began to cry.
begin with something B1 to have something at the start
~から始まる
Local phone numbers begin with 01224.
to begin with B1 at the start of a situation
最初は, 初めは
To begin with, I was very nervous.
to begin with used to give the first important reason for something
まず, 第一に
The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was too small.
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