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verb stem + dasu/dashita
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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This suffix, meaning to start doing something, must be distinguished from a host of compound verbs ending in "dasu," such as 乗り出す(launch), 染出す (dye), 積み出す, (send off), など。I believe it is new Level ３．
#8212 Correct: She started laughing.
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