beginning
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beginning(
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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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beginning
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, 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 or at the beginningal principio
at the beginning of the year/montha principios de año/mes
from the beginningdesde el principio
from beginning to endde principio a fin
the beginning of the endel principio del fin
the first beginnings of civilizationlos orígenes de la civilización
the problem has its beginnings in…el problema tiene su origen en…
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beginning [bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ]
noun
1 [of speech, book, film etc] principio (m); comienzo (m)
at the beginning of al principio de; at the beginning of the century a principios de siglo; the beginning of the end el principio del fin; right from the beginning desde el principio; from beginning to end de principio a fin; desde el principio hasta el final; in the beginning al principio; to make a beginning empezar
2 (origin) origen (m)
from humble beginnings de orígenes modestos; Buddhism had its beginnings ... el budismo tuvo sus orígenes ...; he had the beginnings of a beard tenía un asomo de barba
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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