beginner

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English[edit]

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From Middle English begynner, equivalent to begin +‎ -er.

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beginner (plural beginners)

  1. Someone who is just starting at something, or has only recently started.
    I'm new to learning Japanese: I'm just a beginner.
  2. Someone who sets something in motion.
    The beginner of the games lit the ceremonial torch.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From beginnen +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈɣɪnər/
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  • Hyphenation: be‧gin‧ner
  • Rhymes: -ɪnər

Noun[edit]

beginner m (plural beginners, diminutive beginnertje n)

  1. Someone who is just starting something, or has only recently started (similar to English)
    Hij kan goed schaken voor een beginner.He plays chess well for a beginner.

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