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"In the beginning" is a phrase which is often translated as "al principio", and "at the beginning" is a phrase which is also often translated as "al principio". Learn more about the difference between "in the beginning" and "at the beginning" below.
in the beginning(
ihn
 
thuh
 
bi
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gih
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nihng
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (at the start)
a. al principio
I was lost in the beginning, but I managed to understand the subject after five classes.Al principio estaba perdido pero después de cinco clases pude entender el tema.
b. en el principio
In the beginning of a relationship, couples go through a honeymoon phase.En el principio de una relación, las parejas pasan por una fase de luna de miel.
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at the beginning(
aht
 
thuh
 
bi
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gih
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nihng
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. al principio
What did the letter say at the beginning?¿Qué decía la carta al principio?
b. al comienzo
At the beginning of the day, I like to take a hot shower and eat a big breakfast.Al comienzo del día, me gusta tomar una ducha caliente y comer un desayuno grande.
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