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始める
創める
Readings

hajimeru
English
Meaning restricted to 始める
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
to start, to begin, to commence, to initiate, to originate

Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
to start up (a business, society, etc.), to open (e.g. a store), to establish

Meaning restricted to 始める
Auxiliary verb
Ichidan verb
after the -masu stem of a verb
to start ..., to begin to ...

Grammar
~始める: to begin/start VERB-ing
Conjugated forms
Present, Future 始める, 始めます
[does], will [do]
始めない, 始めません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 始めた, 始めました
[did]
始めなかった, 始めませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 始めて, 始めまして 始めないで, 始めませんで 始めなくて
Kanjis
ON: KUN: はじ.める, -はじ.める, はじ.まる
commence, begin

Stroke: 8 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-3-5 FC: 4346.6


ON: ソウ, ショウ KUN: つく.る, はじ.める, きず, けず.しける
genesis, wound, injury, hurt, start, originate

Stroke: 12 Grade: 6 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-10-2 FC: 8260.0


Phrases
私たちは姉妹3人で喫茶店を始めた。
Parts: 私たち (わたしたち) 姉妹 (しまい) 三人 (さんにん) 喫茶店 (きっさてん) 始める (はじめる)
We three sisters opened a coffee shop.

飲み過ぎて部屋が回り始めた。
Parts: 飲む (のむ) 過ぎる (すぎる) 部屋 (へや) 回る (まわる) 始める (はじめる)
The room started to spin after I drank too much.

あなたはいつゴルフを始めたのですか。
Parts: 貴方 (あなた) 何時 (いつ) ゴルフ 始める (はじめる) のだ (んです)
When did you begin playing golf?

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