始め

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
はじ
Grade: 3
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
初め

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(はじ) (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.
    A good beginning makes a 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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.