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"Beginning" is a noun which is often translated as "el comienzo", and "middle" is a noun which is often translated as "el medio". Learn more about the difference between "beginning" and "middle" below.
beginning(
bi
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gih
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nihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (start)
a. el comienzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can register one week before the beginning of the course.Puedes matricularte una semana antes del comienzo del curso.
b. el principio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The information is indicated at the beginning of the form.La información se indica al principio del formulario.
c. el inicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is the beginning of a new friendship.Este es el inicio de una nueva amistad.
2. (origin)
a. el origen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His aristocratic beginnings didn't stop him from becoming a libertarian leader.Su origen aristocrático no le impidió convertirse en un líder libertario.
b. el inicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The book is an account of his beginnings in show business.El libro relata sus inicios en el mundo del espectáculo.
c. el comienzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In the beginning, everything was chaos.En el comienzo todo era caos.
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middle(
mih
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duhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (location)
a. el medio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The truck stopped in the middle of the street.El camión paró en el medio de la calle.
b. el centro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They are going to meet in the middle of the city.Se van a reunir en el centro de la ciudad.
c. la mitad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Madrid is located in the middle of Spain.Madrid se ubica en la mitad de España.
2. (time)
a. la mitad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
By the middle of the game, the stadium was already empty.Para la mitad del partido, el estadio ya estaba vacío.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to position)
a. medio
My family belongs to the middle class.Mi familia pertenece a la clase media.
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