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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *cominitiō, *cominitiāre, from com- + Latin initiāre, present active infinitive of initiō.

VerbEdit

comenzar (first-person singular indicative present comienzo, past participle comenzáu)

  1. to begin, start
    Synonyms: entamar, apenzar, empecipiar, emprimar, aniciar, empezar
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GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

comenzar

  1. Alternative form of comezar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *cominitiō, *cominitiāre, from com- + Latin initiāre, present active infinitive of initiō. Compare Catalan començar, French commencer, Italian cominciare, Portuguese começar, Romansch cumanzar, English commence.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /komenˈθaɾ/, [komẽn̟ˈθaɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /komenˈsaɾ/, [komẽnˈsaɾ]

VerbEdit

comenzar (first-person singular present comienzo, first-person singular preterite comencé, past participle comenzado)

  1. to begin
    Yo me senté sobre un banco en el jardín, y comencé a leer un libro interesante.I sat on a bench in the garden, and I started to read an interesting book.
  2. to commence
    Usted puede comenzar.You may commence.

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: e becomes a ie in stressed syllables; z changes to c before e.

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