Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
1. to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate
  • あなた
  • いつ
  • ゴルフ
  • はじ始めた
  • のです
  • When did you begin playing golf?
2. to open (e.g. a store); to start up; to establish (business. etc.)
  • わたし私たち
  • しまい姉妹
  • さんにん3人
  • きっさてん喫茶店
  • はじ始めた
  • We three sisters opened a coffee shop.
Auxiliary verb, Ichidan verb
3. to start ...; to begin to ...See also 為始める, after the -masu stem of a verb
  • 飲み
  • 過ぎて
  • へや部屋
  • まわ回り
  • はじ始めた
  • The room started to spin after I drank too much.
Other forms
創める 【はじめる】


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