começar

GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

começar (first-person singular present começo, first-person singular preterite comecei, past participle começado)

  1. Alternative form of comezar

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

começar - Dicionário Estraviz


PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese começar, *comẽeçar, from Vulgar Latin *cominitiō, from com- + Latin initiō.

Related to Catalan començar, French commencer, Galician comezar, Italian cominciare, Romansch cumanzar, and Spanish comenzar.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

começar (first-person singular present indicative começo, past participle começado)

  1. (intransitive) to start; to begin; to commence
    Fique quieto, o filme já vai começar!Keep quiet, the movie is going to start soon!
    Synonyms: iniciar, principiar
    Antonyms: acabar, terminar
  2. (transitive) to begin; to start to do
    Vou começar a lição de inglês falando sobre verbos irregulares.I will start the English lesson talking about irregular verbs.
    Synonyms: iniciar, principiar
    Antonyms: acabar, terminar
  3. (transitive) to start; to initiate (to cause something to begin)
    Aperte play para começar o vídeo.Press play to start the video.
    O acontecimento começou um debate sobre o crime.The occurrence started a debate about crime.
    Synonyms: iniciar, inicializar
    Antonyms: acabar com, terminar, finalizar, fechar
  4. (auxiliary with a or por (less common) and a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to begin [to]
    Um pirralho começou a gritar.A brat began to scream / began screaming.
    Synonym: principiar
    Antonyms: terminar de, parar de
  5. (intransitive) to begin (to have a first experience)
    Não sei cozinhar ainda, mas comecei com alguns pratos simples.I don't know how to cook yet, but I started with some simple foods.
    Synonym: principiar
    Antonym: terminar
  6. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of começar
  7. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of começar
  8. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of começar
  9. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of começar

ConjugationEdit

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:começar.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Makalero: komesa (to start)

Further readingEdit