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comenzar ((in)transitive verb) to start, to begin

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La palabra "perro" comienza con la letra "p."

The word "perro" starts with the letter "p.".

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Nadie puede volver atrás y comenzar de nuevo, pero cualquiera puede comenzar hoy y crear un nuevo final.

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Maria Robinson

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  • where do you get all these Jen, they're great :) - you seem to have a never ending supply lol - Kiwi-Girl May 29, 2011 flag
  • Jeje thanks... I look on brainyquotes :) - --Jen-- May 29, 2011 flag
  • I love them, thanks for sharing :) - Kiwi-Girl May 29, 2011 flag
  • does nto work in Spanish, better: Nadie puede volver atrás y comenzar de nuevo, pero .. - 00494d19 May 29, 2011 flag
  • Thanks, Heidi :). I thought comenzar de nuevo sounded better too, but I thought I'd give the translation a chance :P - --Jen-- May 29, 2011 flag
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Desde hoy, voy a comenzar a comer más saludable.

From today I'm going to start to eat more healthily. cheese

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  • healthily :) (and don't get caught using that 'gonna' :) remember we have people here trying to learn English too :) - Kiwi-Girl May 29, 2011 flag
  • I'm trying to learn english, thank you for the feedback! :) - fjfuentesh May 29, 2011 flag
  • el placer es mío :) glad to help :) - Kiwi-Girl May 29, 2011 flag
  • Tasty dish !!! - Fidalguinho- May 29, 2011 flag
  • fir, mira tu PM, dale a tu nombre y arriba encuentras...private messages - 00494d19 May 29, 2011 flag
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Don't start what you can't finish.

No comiences lo que no puedas terminar.

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  • I would go with puedes. You don't want to say "what you might not finish". You want to say "what you can't finish". - 0074b507 May 29, 2011 flag
  • I would go with puedas. - jeezzle May 29, 2011 flag
  • What you might not be able to finish. - jeezzle May 29, 2011 flag
  • oooh decisions, decisions who to believe, I went with puedas because it's future and/or only a possibility so I'll leave it as it is for now and see if I get any more input either way lol :) Gracias señores! - Kiwi-Girl May 29, 2011 flag
  • "puedas" definitely. When you warn him, you do so because you are assuming he won't be able to finish, not because it's a certain thing he won't finish. Also,,, - Oramasdude May 29, 2011 flag
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Tengo esta piedra para que me recuerde que a veces puedo comenzar otra vez.

I have this stone to remind me that sometimes I can begin again.alt text

  • Hola Sandy, me gusta la piedra :) - EL_MAG0 May 29, 2011 flag
  • ¡Gracias, A & P! - sanlee May 29, 2011 flag
  • wow, sandy, dunce corner, I am sorry, but I am not letting you make that mistake, look for it or you will have to make friends with jenny :P - 00494d19 May 29, 2011 flag
  • Is this Ok, Heidi? I hope you will tell me what I did wrong. Thank you. - sanlee May 29, 2011 flag
  • I'd say: ..para recordarme.. - Deanski May 29, 2011 flag
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Una buena cosecha comienza con tierra rica y termina con un festín.

A good crop begins with rich soil and ends with a feast.

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Pronto tendré que comenzar una nueva vida de una mujer sola.

Soon, I'll have to begin a new life of a single woman.

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  • An image with lots of emotions !!! - Fidalguinho- May 29, 2011 flag
  • tal vez las emociones en la foto son reales, como en mi caso - Issabela May 29, 2011 flag
  • Issabela - great to see you here! I haven't seen you post since I started here a year ago! :) - pesta May 29, 2011 flag
  • Buena respuesta :) - EL_MAG0 May 30, 2011 flag
  • Gracias :) I'm too busy to appear more often, but from time to time I still pop in ;) - Issabela May 30, 2011 flag
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Cuando veo a ese perro tan triste, comienzo a sentirme triste también.

When I see that sad dog, I (start to) feel sad too.

  • "Cuando", no 'tilde' needed, since it's not a question. - Oramasdude May 29, 2011 flag
  • veo ese...yo también me siento triste. no personal a - 00494d19 May 29, 2011 flag
  • yeah but if I said ".yo también me siento triste" then I couldn't have used comenzar, the word of the day. ;) - jeezzle May 29, 2011 flag
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Siempre comience el día con una taza de té. I always start the day with a cup of tea.

  • Nice idea :) - Fidalguinho- May 29, 2011 flag
  • jenny, look at the conjugation of the verb...and look up taza, I am sure you can do it, well done on not using the translator, the only way to learn:) - 00494d19 May 29, 2011 flag
  • Is this correct ? - jennyo45 May 29, 2011 flag
  • Nice :) - EL_MAG0 May 30, 2011 flag
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I have so many books, I don't know where to begin.

Tengo tantos libros, no sé por dónde comenzar.

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Muchísimas gracias por todas las correcciones. smile

  • yours seems all good for 'how to start' or I think a little more idiomatic would be 'no sé por dónde comenzar' :) but I should wait for someone who really knows what they're talking about lol :) - Kiwi-Girl May 29, 2011 flag
  • Thank you MC :) - EL_MAG0 May 29, 2011 flag
  • Good interest :) - Fidalguinho- May 29, 2011 flag
  • Good caption:) - migelis May 29, 2011 flag
  • Gracias a todos mis amigos :) Somos familia :) - EL_MAG0 May 29, 2011 flag
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Elefantito, sólo tendrás una oportunidad aquí. ¡Comienza luchar tanto y ganar el cocodrilo para salvar tu vida.

Little elephant you will only have one chance here. Start fighting hard and beating the crocodile to save your life!

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  • Well done, amigo:) - migelis May 29, 2011 flag
  • The English rendition makes no sense. - Politically_ May 29, 2011 flag
  • I hate crocodiles. I would not like to encounter one. Bien hecho amigo ;) - EL_MAG0 May 29, 2011 flag
  • Muchas gracias por todo, Migelis, Mim2790, y Amor y Paz :) - Fidalguinho- May 29, 2011 flag
  • @mim2790 Well, I have edited my English version. I hope to hear your opinion about it :) Thank you !!! - Fidalguinho- May 29, 2011 flag
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Nunca he comenzado comiendo una pizza que no podría terminar. (Me encanta la pizza)

I have never started eating a pizza that I could not finish. (I love pizza) smile

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  • Looks so tasty:) - migelis May 29, 2011 flag
  • Yummy !!! - Fidalguinho- May 29, 2011 flag
  • We think Papa John's is the best. - amykay May 29, 2011 flag
  • Mmmm.....I love Papa John's!! Especially the garlic butter that you can dip your crust into - YUM!!! - 001a2987 May 29, 2011 flag
  • Good sentences Chris :) - EL_MAG0 May 30, 2011 flag
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¡Necesito que comience el trabajo inmediatamente!

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I need you to start work immediately!

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Si pudiera poner fotos y dibujos aquí, comenzaría participar en este hilo.

If I could put photos and pictures here, I would start to participate in this thread.

(Be kind-- I'm "out on a limb" grammatically! But it's time for me to try!)

  • comenzaría *a* participar.. :) - Deanski May 29, 2011 flag
  • Excelenté! my kind of sentence; pure hypothesis 8-) - Lector_Const May 29, 2011 flag
  • Hola M Lucie, you can :) click on more tab click on refference and technical support and look for article describing how to post pictures :) - EL_MAG0 May 30, 2011 flag
  • Gracias Amor y Paz! - MLucie May 31, 2011 flag
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"Muchas cosas nos cambian, pero comenzamos y terminamos con una familia" alt text

“Many things change us, but we start and end with family”

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I started my Spanish journey two months ago.

Comencé mi viaje de español hace dos meses.

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