Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
1. to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originateOnly applies to 始める
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
2. to start up (a business, society, etc.); to open (e.g. a store); to establish
  • 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 ...Only applies to 始める, after the -masu stem of a verb
Other forms
創める 【はじめる】
創める: Rarely-used kanji form.


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