Spanish English Dictionary

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comenzar in English:

1. begin begin


Let's begin.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
May I begin by thanking every one for your warm welcome?
After tying up loose ends on the house, the carpenter gave the painter approval to begin work.
Let us begin today's lesson by opening our books to page 156, said the teacher.
He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine.
In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised, sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin.
Courses in analysis begin with the fundamental notions of mathematical logic, important proof techniques, and the construction of real and complex numbers.
Is there an existing meaning if the person in charge does not take the responsibility to begin with?
I can't begin to fathom how someone could believe that one race is superior to another.
Instead use words like "some", "many", "often", and begin statements with openers like, "In my experience, ...", "Excuse me if I'm wrong, but...", "In many instances, ...."
Me? I can't even begin to draw buffalo, deer and horses so you can tell them apart.
Little by little you will begin to comprehend the text without translations or explanations.

English word "comenzar"(begin) occurs in sets:

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Fichas del libro - "Chimneysmoke" (Christopher Mor...

2. commence commence


Our dean commenced celebrating the anniversary.
When the festival commences, there will be a huge firework display over the city.
My client will have no choice but to commence proceedings against you.
The 24-hour delivery period commences the minute you e-mail your order.
The school commenced in 2011 with 200 Year 9 students.
commence the audit
the battle has commenced
Shh! The film is going to commence.
The conference will commence at 10 o'clock.
will commence in two minutes.
If RTCIS requests a new solution after picking has commenced, APAL will not re-work anything that has been picked.
I commence doing my scientific research this summer.
The meeting will commence.
The conference will commence in due course.

English word "comenzar"(commence) occurs in sets:

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Fichas del libro - "The Conjure Woman" (Charles W....
Fichas del libro - "The Heart of Penelope" (Marie ...
Fichas del libro - "His Excellency [Soin Exc. Eugè...

3. take up


I thought I'd take up fishing...
In my defence, all I can say is, you do take up a lot of space.
take up a hobby\sport
take up swimming / take up a career as an actor
Computers used to take up a whole room, and now you can carry one in your pocket.
I'd like to take up Spanish so that I can go to Argentina for a holiday.
Do you know how to take up trousers?
One day I came up an idea that I will take up guitar.
He could take up skateboarding <begin a new activity or hobby>
When people retire, they usually take up a hobby, or a sport of some description, or do some gardening.
Reluctant users slow to take up videoconferncing
Please, you take up my challenge!
He says he's now looking for a woman to take up with.
The CEO would be happy to take up your kind offer.
to take up too much space. the shopping took (up) a lot of time

English word "comenzar"(take up) occurs in sets:

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4. to start



English word "comenzar"(to start) occurs in sets:

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