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始める, 創める, はじめる
Only 始める, Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to start, to begin, to commence, to initiate, to originate
2. to start up (a business, society, etc.), to open (e.g. a store), to establish
Auxiliary verb, after the -masu stem of a verb
3. to start ..., to begin to ...
始める, 為始める, 仕始める, しはじめる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
to begin (doing), to start (doing)
始める, 出はじめる, ではじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to appear, to begin to come in
降り始める, 降りはじめる, ふりはじめる
Ichidan verb, Intransitive
to begin to fall (rain, etc.)
吹き始める, ふきはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to blow
知り始める, 知りはじめる, しりはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to know
おっぱじめる, おっ始める, 押っ始める
Ichidan verb, Transitive, See 始める・1, Colloquialism, Usually in kana, more emphatic than はじめる
to start, to begin, to commence
行き始める, いきはじめる
Ichidan verb
to get going, to start off
集め始める, あつめはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to catch (attention, etc.), to begin to collect
打ち始める, うちはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin (emphatically), to launch, to embark on
食べ始める, 食べはじめる, たべはじめる
Ichidan verb
to start eating
話し始める, はなしはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to speak
泣き始める, なきはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to cry
歩き始める, あるきはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to walk, to set out
飲み始める, のみはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to drink
通い始める, かよいはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin to attend (e.g. school)
咲き始める, さきはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin blooming
散り始める, ちりはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin falling (e.g. leaves, petals, etc.)
歌い始める, うたいはじめる
Ichidan verb
to start singing
言い始める, いいはじめる
Ichidan verb
1. to say previously unspoken thoughts
2. to start saying
3. to court someone
書き始める, 描き始める, かきはじめる
Ichidan verb, esp. 書き始める
1. to begin to write, to begin writing
esp. 描き始める
2. to begin to draw, to begin drawing, to begin painting
見え始める, みえはじめる
Ichidan verb
to come within sight
やり始める, やりはじめる
Ichidan verb, Intransitive
to start, to start up, to embark on, to get going, to commence
暮らし始める, くらしはじめる
Ichidan verb
to begin some form of lifestyle
来はじめる, 来始める, きはじめる
Ichidan verb
to come for the first time, to become for the first time
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