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"Beginning" is a noun which is often translated as "el comienzo", and "onset" is a noun which is also often translated as "el comienzo". Learn more about the difference between "beginning" and "onset" below.
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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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onset
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).
At the onset of the Neolithic period, humans went from being hunters to being farmers.Al comienzo del periodo Neolítico, los seres humanos pasaron de ser cazadores a ser agricultores.
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 fall of the Berlin wall marked the onset of a new era.La caída del muro de Berlín marcó el inicio de una nueva era.
c. la llegada
(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).
(of a season)
The children celebrated the onset of spring with a flower parade.Los niños celebraron la llegada de la primavera con un desfile floral.
d. la aparición
(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).
(of a disease)
Bilingualism delays the onset of dementia.El bilingüismo retrasa la aparición de la demencia.
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