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始め

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3

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EtymologyEdit

Nominal form of verb 始める (hajimeru, to begin something).

NounEdit

始め (hiragana はじめ, romaji hajime)

  1. (especially 初め) beginning, the start of an activity or time period
     (はじ)よければ ()わりよし。
    Hajime yokereba owari yoshi.
    Good beginning, good ending.
  2. (especially 始め) origin, beginning of a thing

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ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.