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始める, 創める

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
はじめる
Romaji
hajimeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb, auxiliary verb
    Meaning
    to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate
    Example sentence
    おわったの。」「それどころかまだ始めていないよ。」 Have you finished? "On the contrary, I have not even begun yet."
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to open (e.g. a store); to start up; to establish (business. etc.)
    Example sentence
    明るい笑顔2光り輝く未来歩み始めたんだ Smiling cheerfully, the two began to walk off into their brilliant future.
  • Parts of speech
    auxiliary verb
    Meaning
    to start (doing something); to begin to ...
    Example sentence
    私たち姉妹3人喫茶店始めた。 We three sisters opened a coffee shop.

Examples of 始める, 創める, はじめる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
始める
Plain Polite
始めます
Negative
始めない
Negative Polite
始めません

Past

Plain
始めた
Plain Polite
始めました
Negative
始めなかった
Negative Polite
始めませんでした

Te

Plain
始めて
Plain Polite
始めまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
始められる
Plain Polite
始められます
Negative
始められない
Negative Polite
始められません

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