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Translation of "begin" - English-Japanese dictionary

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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