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principio

Translation of principio in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 1 (comienzo) beginning el principio del verano early summer, the beginning of summer empieza por el principio start at the beginning el principio del fin the beginning of the end el éxito logrado con su primer libro es un buen principio the success she's had with her first book is a good start, the success of her first book has got her off to a good start se llegó a un principio de acuerdo en las negociaciones they reached the beginnings of an agreement in the negotiations congeniamos desde el principio we got along well from the start leyó el libro desde el principio hasta el final sin parar he read the book from cover to cover o from beginning to end o from start to finish without putting it down a principios de temporada at the beginning of the season a principios de siglo at the turn of the century al principio at first en un principio se creyó que la Tierra era plana at first o/or in the beginning people believed the Earth was flat

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