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RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

нача́ть (načátʹ) +‎ -ся (-sja).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [nɐˈt͡ɕat͡sːə]
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VerbEdit

нача́ться (načátʹsjapf (imperfective начина́ться)

  1. to begin, to start, to set in, to break out
  2. passive of нача́ть (načátʹ)

Usage notesEdit

  • Colloquial pronunciation often puts the stress on the prefix in the past masculine, neuter, and plural, i.e. на́чался, на́чалось, на́чались, or on the stem in the past masculine, i.e. нача́лся.

ConjugationEdit