Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Russian translation of “begin”

begin

verb
 
 
/bɪˈɡɪn/ (present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun)
START TO DO [I, T] A2 to start to do something
начинать
[+ to do sth] The children began to cry. [+ doing sth] Have they begun building the wall yet? She began her career as a journalist on a local newspaper.Starting and beginningStarting again
START TO HAPPEN [I] A1 to start to happen
начинаться
What time does the film begin?Starting and beginningStarting again
begin with sth B1 to have something at the start
начинаться с чего-либо
Local phone numbers begin with 1223.Starting and beginningStarting again
to begin with B1 at the start of a situation
сначала
To begin with, the two girls got on well.First and firstlyStarting and beginningStarting again
B2 used to give the first important reason for something
прежде всего
To begin with, we can't leave the children alone.First and firstly
(Definition of begin from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Complicated and difficult to do, but you might be interested in these topics from the Easy and difficult topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “begin” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More