começar

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Etymology[edit]

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

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começar

  1. (intransitive) to start, begin
    Fique quieto, o filme já vai começar! ― Keep quiet, the movie is going to start soon!
  2. (transitive) to make something start, to make something begin
    Vou começar a lição de inglês, falando sobre verbos irregulares. ― I will start the English lesson, talking about irregular verbs.
  3. (intransitive) to start a personal ability, 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.
  4. First-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of começar
  5. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) future subjunctive of começar
  6. First-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of começar
  7. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) personal infinitive of começar

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