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This verb is intransitive ("The show begins at twelve"), while "начинать" is transitive ("Should I begin another game ?"), am I right ? --Fsojic (talk) 20:17, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

It is not that simple. Often it is a matter of reflexive, not intransitive. For example: Вода начала заливать лодку (water began to fill the boat); Начало подмораживать (it has started to freeze); Начало светать (it has started to get light, dawn is breaking). —Stephen (Talk) 12:31, 12 November 2012 (UTC)