始め

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
はじ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

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Etymology[edit]

Nominal form of verb 始める ‎(hajimeru, to begin something).

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始め ‎(hiragana はじめ, romaji hajime)

  1. (especially 初め) beginning, the start of an activity or time period
     (はじ)よければ ()わりよし。
    Hajime yokereba owari yoshi.
    Good beginning, good ending.
  2. (especially 始め) origin, beginning of a thing

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.