Translation of "begin" - English-Portuguese dictionary


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

A1 to start to happen

começar, iniciar
What time does the movie begin?

A2 to start to do something

She began to cry.
begin with something

B1 to have something at the start

começar com algo
Local phone numbers begin with 01224.
to begin with

B1 at the start of a situation

em primeiro lugar
To begin with, I was very nervous.
to begin with

used to give the first important reason for something

para começar
The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was too small.

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