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empezar / to start
 
empezar  
A. -intransitive verb
1. (=comenzar)   (generally)   to start,   begin   (en un puesto de trabajo)   to start
·el curso empieza en octubre
·the course starts o begins in October
·el año ha empezado mal
·the year got off to a bad start,   the year started o began badly
·antes de empezar, os recordaré que ...
·before we start o begin, I'd like to remind you that ...
·al empezar el año
·at the start o beginning of the year
·¿cuándo empieza el nuevo cocinero?
·when does the new cook start?
·empecé de ayudante
·I started as an assistant
·¡no empieces!
*   don't you start! *
a. [para] empezar =   to start with,   begin with
·para empezar quisiera agradecerte tu presencia entre nosotros
·I would like to start o begin by thanking you for being with us,   to start o begin with, I would like to thank you for being with us
b. todo es (cuestiónoun de) empezar   it'noun all a matter of getting started
cero  
2. empezar [a hacer] algo   (generally)   to start o begin to do something,   start o begin doing something   (en un trabajo)   to start to do o doing something
·empezó a llover
·it started o began to rain,   it started o began raining
·la película me está empezando a aburrir
·the film is starting o beginning to bore me
·ya empiezo a entrar en calor
·I'masculine starting o beginning to feel warm now
·empiezo a trabajar en octubre
·I start work in October
3. empezar [haciendo] algo =   to begin o start by doing something
·empezaremos pidiendo ayuda
·we'll start o begin by asking for help
·la canciónoun empieza diciendo que ...
·the song begins o starts by saying that ...
4. empezar [con] algo
[película, curso, año]   to start o begin with something
·la novela empieza con una referencia a Sartre
·the novel starts o begins with a reference to Sartre
·empezamos con cerveza y acabamos con vino
·we started on o began with beer and ended up on wine
·¿cuándo empezáis con las clases de inglénoun?
·when do you start your English classes?
·¡no empieces otra vez con lo mismo!
·don't start on that again!
5. empezar [por] algo/somebody, someone =   to start with something/somebody,   begin with something/somebody
·empezaré por la cocina
·I'll start o begin with the kitchen
·"huelga" empieza por hache
·"huelga" starts o begins with (an) h
·no nouné por dónde empezar
·I don't know where to start o begin
·la carcoma empezó por las patas del armario
·the woodworm started in the legs of the wardrobe
·ya podías haber empezado por ahí
·why couldn't you have said that at the beginning o at the start?
·empezar por [hacer] algo
·to start by doing something,   begin by doing something
B. -transitive verb
[+actividad, temporada]   to start,   begin
[+botella, jamónoun]   to start
·hemos empezado mal la semana
·the week got off to a bad start for us,   the week started badly for us
·el queso está ya empezado
·the cheese has already been started
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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