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Anfang
Stressed vowel length and/or separability: Ạn·fang

Translation of Anfang in English:

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  • (erster Abschnitt) beginning
    ohne Ạnfang und Ende
    without a beginning or an end
    [ganz] am Ạnfang der Straße
    [right] at the start of the street
    von den Anfängen
    from the beginnings
    am od. zu Ạnfang
    to begin with
    am Ạnfang schuf Gott …
    in the beginning God created …
    du hättest ihm gleich zu Ạnfang sagen sollen, dass …
    you should have told him right at the beginning or outset that …
    von Ạnfang an
    from the beginning or outset
    Ạnfang 1984/der Achtzigerjahre/Mai/der Woche usw.
    at the beginning of 1984/the eighties/May/the week etc.
    von Ạnfang bis Ende
    from beginning to end or start to finish
    der Ạnfang vom Ende
    the beginning of the end
    im Ạnfang war das Wort
    (bibl.) in the beginning was the Word
    einen Ạnfang machen ein Ạnfang ist gemacht
    it's a start
    we've/they've etc. made a start
    den Ạnfang machen
    (nach einem Zerwürfnis o. Ä.) make the first move
    einen/keinen Ạnfang finden
    know/not know how to begin or start
    einen neuen Ạnfang machen
    make a new or fresh start
    aller Ạnfang ist schwer
    [Sprichwort]
    it's always difficult at the beginning
    seinen Ạnfang nehmen [gehoben] in den od. seinen Anfängen stecken
    be in its infancy
    wehret den Anfängen!
    these things must be stopped at the outset
    aus bescheidenen Anfängen
    from small or humble beginnings

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