Translation of "begin" - English-Japanese 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?

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

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.

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