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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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