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begin / empezar
 
begin   [bɪˈgɪn]
began   past tense
begun   past participle
A. -transitive verb
1. (=start)   empezar,   comenzar
·to begin doing something
·begin to do something
·empezar a hacer algo
·it'noun beginning to rain
·está empezando a llover
·he begins the [day] with a glass of orange juice
·empieza el día con un zumo de naranja
a. I [can't] begin to thank you =   no encuentro palabras para agradecerle
b. it doesn't begin to [compare] with ... =   no puede ni compararse con ...
c. this skirt began [life] as an evening dress =   esta falda empezó siendo un traje de noche
2. (=undertake)   emprender
(=set in motion)   iniciar
[+discussion]   entablar
·I was foolish ever to begin it
·hice mal en emprenderlo
B. -intransitive verb
1. (=start)   empezar,   comenzar,   iniciarse formal usage
·the work will begin tomorrow
·el trabajo empezará or comenzará mañana
a. the teacher began [by] writing on the board =   el profesor empezó escribiendo en la pizarra
·let me begin by saying ...
·quiero comenzar diciendo ...
b. beginning [from] Monday =   a partir del lunes
c. to begin [on] something =   emprender algo
d. to begin [with] something =   comenzar por or con algo
·to begin with, I'd like to know ...
·en primer lugar, quisiera saber ...
·to begin with there were only two of us
·al principio nounólo éramos dos
2. (=originate)
[river]   nacer
[rumour, custom]   originarse
 
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