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begin
British English: /bɪˈɡɪn/
American English: /bɪˈɡɪn/

Translation of begin in Italian:

transitive verb forma in -ing -nn- pass. began p.pass. begun

  • 1 (start)
    cominciare, iniziare (journey, list, meeting, job, game, meal) (with con)
    iniziare (adventure)
    iniziare ad andare a (school)
    to begin to do
    cominciare a fare
    it's beginning to rain
    sta iniziando a piovere
    to begin doing
    cominciare a fare
    I began the letter (with) “Dear Sir”
    ho incominciato la lettera con “Egregio Signore”
    “well…,” she began
    “allora,…” cominciò
    I begin work next week
    comincio a lavorare la prossima settimana
    the builders begin work on Tuesday
    gli operai inizieranno i lavori martedì
    they began laughing o to laugh again
    ricominciarono a ridere
  • 4 (have slightest success)I can't begin to describe it
    non sono in grado di descriverlo
    I couldn't begin to imagine how he felt
    non riuscivo proprio a immaginare come si sentisse
  • 5 (initiate)
    sollevare (debate, dispute)
    dare inizio a (campaign, trend, tradition, war, dynasty)
    to begin a conversation with
    avviare una conversazione con

intransitive verb forma in -ing -nn- pass. began p.pass. begun

  • 1 (commence) (custom, meeting, play, problem, storm, term) let's begin
    cominciamo
    to begin with something
    cominciare o iniziare con qualcosa
    to begin by doing
    cominciare facendo
    a name beginning with C
    un nome che inizia con la C o per C
    the week beginning the 25th
    la settimana del 25
    to begin in 1999, in May
    cominciare nel 1999, a maggio
    your problems have only just begun! to begin well, badly
    iniziare bene, male
    to begin again after the war began before the lecture begins
    prima che inizi la conferenza
  • 2 (have its starting point) (river) the road begins in York
    la strada parte da o inizia a York
    where does the national park begin?
    dove inizia il parco nazionale?

Phrasal verbs

begin on:

begin on [something]
cominciare con (cake, garden)

Definition of begin in:

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