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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. start
El pasado jueves marcó el inicio oficial de la campaña electoral.Last Thursday marked the official start of the electoral campaign.
b. beginning
Cuando empecé a hablar con Inés, supe que sería el inicio de una buena amistad.As soon as I started talking to Ines, I knew that it was the beginning of a great friendship.
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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. (general)
a. start, beginning
el inicio de una enfermedadthe onset of a disease
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start; beginning
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