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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

en- + pieza, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *impettiāre.

VerbEdit

empezar (first-person singular indicative present empezo, past participle empezáu)

  1. to begin, start
    Synonym: entamar, apenzar, empecipiar, emprimar, aniciar, comenzar

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GalicianEdit

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empezar (first-person singular present empezo, first-person singular preterite empecei, past participle empezado)

  1. to begin, to start

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From en- +‎ pieza +‎ -ar, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *impettiāre.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /empeˈθaɾ/, [ẽmpeˈθaɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /empeˈsaɾ/, [ẽmpeˈsaɾ]

VerbEdit

empezar (first-person singular present empiezo, first-person singular preterite empecé, past participle empezado)

  1. to start, begin
    Synonyms: comenzar, iniciar
    (with a) to start to
    Hace poco que empezó a comer vegetales.
    He recently started eating vegetables.
    (with por) to start by; to start with
    Sugiero que empecemos por reconecer que necesitamos más ayuda.
    I suggest that we start by acknowledging that we need more help.
    En español, pocas palabras empiezan por la letra ñ.
    In Spanish, few words begin with the letter ñ.

ConjugationEdit

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

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