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Translation of "begin" - English-Spanish dictionary

begin

verb   /bɪˈɡɪn/ ( present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun)
A1 to start to happen empezar What time does the movie begin?
A2 to start to do something empezar She began to cry.
begin with something
B1 to have something at the start empezar por algo Local phone numbers begin with 01224.
to begin with
B1 at the start of a situation al principio To begin with, I was very nervous.
to begin with
used to give the first important reason for something en primer lugar The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was too small.
(Definition of begin from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

begin

verb /biˈɡin/ ( present participle beginning, past tense began /biˈɡan/, past participle begun /biˈɡan/)
to come or bring, into being, to start empezar, comenzar He began to talk The meeting began early.
beginning noun
comienzo the beginning of the story.
beginner noun
someone who is just learning how to do something principiante ’Does he paint well?’ ’He’s not bad for a beginner’.
to begin with
at first al principio I didn’t like him to begin with, but now he’s one of my best friends.
firstly para empezar, en primer lugar There are many reasons why I don’t like her – to begin with, she’s always lying.
(Definition of begin from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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