Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 8 strokes
Taught in grade 3

Search words that:
- start with 始
- end with 始
- contain 始
commence, begin
KUN:
  • はじ.める
    haji.meru
  • -はじ.める
    -haji.meru
  • はじ.まる
    haji.maru
ON:
  • shi
Nanori:
  • もと
    moto
Written with 8 strokes
Taught in grade 3
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 156 results)

noun (temporal), adverbial noun
1.
beginning, start, outset, opening
noun
2.
first (in line, etc.)(esp. 初め)
3.
origin(esp. 始め)
4.
such as ..., not to mention ...(usually kana)(esp. 始め; as 〜を始め, 〜を始めとして, etc.)
Other readings:
初め【はじめ】

Godan-ru verb, intransitive verb
1.
to begin, to start, to commence
2.
to happen (again), to begin (anew)
3.
to date (from), to originate (in)

adverb, no-adjective
1.
for the first time
See also:始める
adverb
2.
only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...(after the -te form of a verb)
All readings:
初めて【はじめて】
始めて【はじめて】
甫めて【はじめて】

Ichidan verb, transitive verb
1.
to start, to begin, to commence, to initiate, to originate(only relevant for 始める)
2.
to start up (a business, society, etc.), to open (e.g. a store), to establish
auxiliary verb, Ichidan verb
3.
to start ..., to begin to ...(only relevant for 始める)(after the -masu stem of a verb)
Other readings:
創める【はじめる】

noun, auxillary suru verb
start, commencement, beginning, initiation

noun
origin, beginning

noun, no-adjective
1.
origin, beginning, genesis
no-adjective, noun
2.
primeval, primordial, primitive

adverb, noun
continuously, from beginning to end, from first to last

expression
1.
first, firstly, first of all, to begin with, in the beginning, at the beginning
2.
Introduction, Preface(usually kana)(as section heading of a book, etc.)
All readings:
初めに【はじめに】
始めに【はじめに】

noun
1.
beginning and end
noun, auxillary suru verb
2.
doing something from beginning to end, being unchanged from beginning to end
adverb
3.
from beginning to end, the whole time, throughout, consistently
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 1109 results)

There you go again

I am beginning to understand

Well, let's get the ball rolling

Let's get going

Shall we begin

Then let us begin

Let's start right away

Yes, it has already started

えん
演技
Action

Once you start, carry it on

はじ
始め
なか
半ば
せいこう
成功
Well begun is half done

Anyhow, let's begin

Let's resume reading where we left off last week

だいがく
大学
そつぎょ
卒業
はた
働き
On finishing university, I started working right away

かれ
ふた
再び
ある
歩き
はじ
始めた
As soon as he finished eating, he began to walk again

部屋
まわ
回り
はじ
始めた
The room started to spin after I drank too much

Then she began to walk again

As soon as she comes, we will begin

いぬ
はし
走り
はじ
始めた
The dog began to run

よう
土曜日
きょねん
去年
かよ
通い
はじ
始めた
とうげい
陶芸
きょうし
教室
Saturday is the pottery class I've been attending since last year