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begin

US [bɪˈɡɪn]
UK [bɪ'ɡɪn]
  • v.开始;启动;起始;开始存在(或进行)
  • Web着手;开头;开创
Past Tense:began  Past Participle:begun  Present Participle:beginning  Simple Present:begins  
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v.
1.
[i][t]
开始;启动to start doing sth; to do the first part of sth
Shall I begin?
我可以开始了吗?
Let's begin at page 9.
咱们从第 9 页开始。
She began by thanking us all for coming.
她首先对我们大家的到来表示感谢。
We began work on the project in May.
我们于五月份启动这个项目。
I began(= started reading) this novel last month and I still haven't finished it.
我上月就开始读这本小说,到现在还没读完。
He always begins his lessons with a warm-up exercise.
他讲课前总是先让学生做预备练习题。
He began his political career as a student(= when he was a student) .
他从当学生时起就开始了他的政治生涯。
I began to feel dizzy.
我开始感到头晕目眩。
At last the guests began to arrive.
客人们终于陆续到达了。
She began to cry.
她哭了起来。
It was beginning to snow.
开始下雪了。
I was beginning to think you'd never come.
我都开始以为你不会来了。
Everyone began talking at once.
大家立刻开始谈了起来。
When will you begin recruiting?
你们何时开始招募人员?
2.
[i]
起始;开始存在(或进行)to start to happen or exist, especially from a particular time
When does the concert begin?
音乐会什么时间开始?
Work on the new bridge is due to begin in September.
新桥定于九月份动工。
The evening began well.
晚会开始得很顺利。
3.
[i]
~ as sth
起初是;本来是to be sth first, before becoming sth else
He began as an actor, before starting to direct films.
他先是当演员,后来开始执导影片。
What began as a minor scuffle turned into a full-scale riot.
最初的小冲突演变成了大规模的暴乱。
4.
[i]
(从…)开始;(以…)为起点to have sth as the first part or the point where sth starts
Where does Europe end and Asia begin?
欧洲和亚洲的交界处在哪里?
Use ‘an’ before words beginning with a vowel.
在以元音开始的词之前使用 an。
‘I'm thinking of a country in Asia.’ ‘What does it begin with(= what is the first letter) ?’
“我想的是一个亚洲国家。”“它的首字母是什么?”
Each chapter begins with a quotation.
每一章的开头都有一条引语。
The path begins at Livingston village.
这条小路始于利文斯顿村。
5.
[t]
+ speech
开始讲话to start speaking
‘Ladies and gentlemen,’ he began, ‘welcome to the Town Hall.’
他开始讲话:“女士们、先生们,欢迎光临市政厅。”
6.
[i][t]
创始;创办to start or make sth start for the first time
The school began in 1920, with only ten pupils.
这所学校创建于 1920 年,当时只有十名学生。
He began a new magazine on post-war architecture.
他创办了一份专论战后建筑的新杂志。
7.
[t]
not ~ to do sth
不想;绝不能to make no attempt to do sth or have no chance of doing sth
I can't begin to thank you enough.
我说不尽对你的感激。
He didn't even begin to understand my problem.
他甚至没有弄明白我的问题。

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