开始 (kai shi): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 19, 2018

开始 (Chinese PinYin: [kāi shǐ]; traditional Chinese:開始) may mean: (1) verb. begin, e.g. 重新开始 (start over again); (2) verb. set about doing sth., e.g. 开始一项新的任务 (set about a new mission); (3) noun. start, e.g. 好的开始 (a good start). Literally: 开 (open) + 始 (start). It is a neutral word used frequently in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese.

1. How to pronounce 开始?

Chinese Pinyin: [kāi shǐ]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 开始

Synonyms: 起始, 最先, 开头,

Antonyms: 结束, 结尾,

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 开始.

Fixed expression: 重新开始 (make a fresh start), 从零开始 (start from scratch),

Collocation: 新的开始 (a new start), 刚开始 (just started), 开始时 (at the beginning), 开始工作 (start work), 从头开始 (start from the very beginning),

Idioms: N/A

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 开始 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 开始.

4.1 让我们开始吧.

Translation: Let’s get started.

4.2 他们开始了一项新的航天计划。

Translation: They began to start on a new spaceflight plan.

4.3 当你接通这两条电线,发动机就会立刻开始运转。

Translation: When you contact these two wires, the engine will start at once.

4.4 对于我们来说, 那是一个极好的开始。

Translation: It was an excellent beginning for us.

4.5 我的妻子开始笑出猪叫

Translation: My wife began to laugh hysterically.

4.6 中国今年将开始试点,将国有企业的股权转让给社保基金,以弥补养老保险资金的不足

Translation: China will begin a pilot program this year to transfer shares in state-owned firms to social security funds in an effort to make up for shortfalls in the nation’s pension scheme.

4.7 固体激光器今年晚些时候将在新墨西哥州白沙靶场开始试射。

Translation: The solid state laser starts test-firing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico later on this year.

4.8 当我们默默地跋涉了好几个小时以后,天黑了下来,星星开始发出光亮。

Translation: When we had trudged along for several hours, in silence, the darkness fell, and the stars began to come out.

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