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verb stem + dasu/dashita
JLPT N3 Author: Maru1
Rain started to fall.
She started in laughing.
#8212 Author: karekano

The barometer started to fall last night but stopped in the morning.
#8213 Author: karekano

It began to rain this morning.
#8214 Author: karekano

I began to feel tired since last week.
#8215 Author: karekano

When the earthquake subsided, everybody started running out of the houses.
#7763 Author: Maru1

When the burglar saw the police he imediately started running.
#7765 Author: Maru1

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