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Pronunciation: / kɔmɑ̃se /

Translation of commencer in English:

verbe transitif

  • 2commencer à or de faire (se mettre à)
    to start ou begin to do, to start ou begin doing
    (entamer un processus)
    to begin to do
    je commence à travailler à l'usine le 3 mai
    I start (work) at the factory on 3 May
    je commence à comprendre/me demander
    I'm beginning to understand/wonder
    je commence à en avoir marre (familier)
    I'm getting fed up (familier)
    il commence à se faire tard ça commence à bien faire (familier) or à suffire!
    it's getting a bit much!

verbe intransitif

verbe impersonnel

  • il commence à pleuvoir/neiger
    it's starting ou beginning to rain/snow

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