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Pronunciation: / kominˈtʃare /

Translation of cominciare in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (iniziare a) See examples:cominciare a fare qualcosa
    to begin o start doing o to do something
    cominciare a preparare la cena
    to make a start on the dinner
    cominciammo a parlare
    we got to talking
    cominciare a fare effetto
    to (start to) take effect
    cominciare a scarseggiare
    to become scarce, to get short
    cominciare a drogarsi
    to turn to drugs
    cominciano a cadergli i capelli
    his hair is beginning to fall out
    ho cominciato a pensare che …
    I got to thinking that …

verbo intransitivo (aus. essere)

  • 2
    also: a cominciare da
    a cominciare da oggi
    from this day on o forth
    siete tutti colpevoli a cominciare da te
    you're all guilty starting with you

verbo impersonale (aus. essere, avere)

  • comincia a piovere cominciava a farsi buio, a fare giorno
    it was getting o growing dark, light


tanto per cominciare

tanto per cominciare non avrei dovuto dirle niente

I should never have told her to start o begin with

chi ben comincia è a metà dell'opera

well begun is half done

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