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почвам ‎(póčvamimpf ‎(perfective по́чна)

  1. (transitive) to begin, to start, to commence
    Току-що почна нова работа. - He/She’s just started a new job.
    Винаги почва уроците си с упражнение за загрявка. - He/She always begins his lessons with a warm-up exercise.
    Почна медицинската си кариера през 1948. - He/She commenced his/her medical career in 1948.
  2. (intransitive) to begin, to start, to commence.
    Почна да плаче. - He/She began to cry.
    Кога почва концертът? - When does the concert begin?
    Срещата е насрочена да почне по обяд. - The meeting is scheduled to commence at noon.
    Почна да вали. - It started to rain.
    Почваше да вали сняг. - It was beginning to snow.
    Почна като актьор преди да почне да режисира филми. - He began as an actor, before starting to direct films.
    Пишете "във" преди думи, почващи с "в" или "ф". - Write "във" before words beginning with "в" or "ф".


Usage notes[edit]

  • The only difference between започвам and почвам is merely one of register: започвам is neutral, whereas почвам is somewhat informal.





по́чвам ‎(póčvamf inan pl

  1. dative plural of по́чва(póčva)