1. for the first timeSee also 始める
- とき 、
- When I was sixteen, I played tennis for the first time.
2. only after ... is it ...; only when ... do you ...; not until ... do you ...after the -te form of a verb
- Only through protest can a free and open society be maintained.
3. first time; (one's) firstColloquialism
始めて 【はじめて】、甫めて 【はじめて】
甫めて: Rarely-used kanji form.
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