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初めて, 始めて, 甫めて, はじめて
Adverb, May take 'no', See 始める・1
1. for the first time
after the -te form of a verb
2. only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...
初める, そめる
Conjugated: 初めて
Auxiliary verb, Ichidan verb
to begin to
世界で初めて, せかいではじめて
Expression, May take 'no'
world's first, world-first
生まれて初めて, 生まれてはじめて, うまれてはじめて
Expression, Adverb
for the first time in one's life
になって初めて, になってはじめて
(it was) not until, (it was) only when
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