Translation of beginning in Spanish:


principio, n.

Pronunciation /bəˈɡɪnɪŋ/ /bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ/


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    (in time, place)
    principio masculine
    comienzo masculine
    at the beginning of the year/of June a principios del año/de junio
    • I'll start again from the beginning volveré a empezar desde el principio
    • from beginning to end de principio a fin
    • Mike and Zach walked past the lake and reached the beginning of the woods.
    • For working teachers, like myself, Labor Day also brings the beginning of the school year.
    • For some, this month brings the beginning of festivities celebrating the end of the school year.
    • August came to an end and September began, bringing the beginning of college for me.
    • The beginning of each winter brings the promise of days on the trails in sun and silence.
    • New regulations that come into force at the beginning of 2004 will bring even tougher standards for drinking water quality.
    • The return to floodlit evening games at the beginning of this season brought with it an increase in attendances at the home games.
    • The 15-year-old girl was arrested last night under the new powers brought in at the beginning of April.
    • A total of 5,000 extra marines are being brought by the beginning of August.
    • However, this is a normal process at the beginning of each season.
    • The new deal was brought in at the beginning of October and will extend across the whole of the UK by next month.
    • To win, the escorts will have to take centre stage at the beginning of the night and answer questions such as what makes them a good escort.
    • The contract will start with the initial shipment at the beginning of 2006 and last 12 years.
    • The hospital claims people at risk were contacted by letter at the beginning of October but the patient says he did not receive anything.
    • He received a letter at the beginning of this week cancelling it.
    • Laurent Blanc won't have his letter ready until the beginning of January.
    • Around 88 percent of the teachers questioned said that pupils start dreading the tests at the beginning of the summer term.
    • Sales through public auctions could begin as early as the beginning of next year.
    • It is a hazard of the job for which you prepare yourself from the beginning.
    • It's by no means saying what they're all like, especially the earlier schools at the beginning of the century.
  • 2

    (origin, early stage)
    comienzo masculine
    inicio masculine
    his beginnings in business sus comienzos / inicios en el mundo de los negocios
    • from small beginnings, his business is now world-wide lo que empezó siendo un modesto negocio, es ahora uno a nivel mundial
    • since the beginning(s) of time desde que el mundo es mundo
    • These early beginnings set the stage for more recent innovations in the field.
    • He has been involved since the beginning of the organising stages of the exhibition.
    • The entire cast assembles on stage in the beginning before splitting into smaller groups for the subsequent variations.
    • We are somewhere at the beginning of this stage right now, trying to make sense of strings of undecipherable information.
    • At the beginning of the second stage several new rules took effect.
    • I know this because Miller comes out on stage at the beginning and tells us so.
    • If you don't want to turn as red as an apple, try writing the letter mentioned in the beginning of the story.
    • The prefix letter at the beginning of the registration number no longer relates to the age of the car.
    • The beginning stages included an attack on local villagers by a fighting force of rebels.
    • They are three words that should come at the end of a trial, not the beginning.
    • I have a raging thirst, and the beginnings of a headache.
    • Absolutely exhausted with the beginnings of a headache.
    • About thirty minutes later I got the beginnings of a headache, it got gradually worse until I got stomach cramps and felt sick.
    • Rose lifted her pen to look over the beginning of her letter, examining each word critically.
    • Like in a written letter, we should introduce ourselves at the beginning of our first e-mail message.
    • These letters mark the beginning of a long correspondence and collaboration between the two mathematicians.
    • I then realised that the letter A at the beginning of a word signifies that the word should have been printed in bold or italic.
    • This designation shows the beginnings of organization and sharpening skills of the children.
    • She looks older in person, the beginnings of fine lines forming around her eyes.
    • I could see the beginnings of laugh lines that would only make her more beautiful as she aged.
    • From its small beginnings, the organisation has become an important voice on a wide range of issues in education and child welfare.
    • After years of steadily building its organization from tiny beginnings in San Francisco, the group has become a key player in critical legal challenges.
    • The England captain, Henry Brett, is Britain's best player and one of the few to play to a high level, despite humble financial beginnings - his parents sold a sofa to buy him his first polo pony.
    • If I look real close at this old photo I can even detect the beginnings of the family double chin.
    • It's a shoe line with humble beginnings in Spain that's now making a big impact this season and well into the fall.
    • That said, the tradition goes back to the very beginnings of organised music itself.
    • Over three generations, we see the Boten clan transform itself from humble beginnings to a family divided by deceit and consumed with life in the big city and the promise of fast money.
    • The film follows the family through their troubled beginnings, their shame and indignation following the charges and their subsequent disintegration.
    • They developed subsequently, from less communally organized beginnings, chiefly to achieve a better integration of arable and pasture farming as more land was taken into cultivation.
    • The market grew organically from its modest beginnings.
    • From these humble beginnings the original concept of an aquarium at Scripps grew.
    • With a warming Northern lilt and cheekily lit eyes, he talks modestly of the talents that have drawn him from his working class beginnings.
    • It is a far cry from its humble beginnings in the gardens of Egerton, near Darwen, in 1993.
    • It is a great example of what can be achieved in this country from whatever background or education or humble beginnings.
    • Would he be happy to see it move so far from its beginnings in the working class inner suburbs of Sydney?
    • Because from your very earliest beginnings, you were always the real deal.
    • The association had humble beginnings and initially, functioned from the steps of the stadium.
    • It is said that this area was barren in its early beginnings, but its founder, Osho, cultivated it to become a viable territory.
    • But even though the college has left its grisly past behind, it's hard to dissociate it from the macabre tales of its early beginnings.
    • After all, from such humble beginnings as a pilot show for a tiny new internet radio station, recorded in my bedroom of a Sunday, do broadcasting careers begin.
  • 3

    (start, debut)
    comienzo masculine
    it's not much, but at least it's a beginning no es mucho, pero por lo menos es un comienzo