Quick answer
"Outset" is a noun which is often translated as "el principio", and "beginning" is a noun which is often translated as "el comienzo". Learn more about the difference between "outset" and "beginning" below.
outset
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. 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).
Savvy consumers prefer to spend a little more at the outset if it means savings in the long run.Los consumidores astutos prefieren gastar un poco más al principio si significa ahorrar a largo plazo.
b. 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).
Rick says he was always against the war, but the record shows he supported it at its outset.Rick dice que siempre estuvo en contra de la guerra, pero el documento demuestra que la apoyó desde el comienzo.
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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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