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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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