comenzar

AsturianEdit

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 Old Spanish començar, 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

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /komenˈθaɾ/, [ko.mẽn̟ˈθaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /komenˈsaɾ/, [ko.mẽnˈsaɾ]

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.
    Synonym: empezar
  2. to commence
    Usted puede comenzar.You may commence.

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