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The Chinese word kaishi - 开始 - kāishĭ
(to begin in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

kāishĭ

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English translations

to begin, beginning,
to start, outset, to commence, start

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Chinese characters  ( kaishi / kāishĭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: to begin )
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开始 ( kaishi / kāishĭ ) is composed of these characters: (kai) , (shi)
开始 ( kaishi / kāishĭ ) in traditional characters
開始
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 开始 ( kaishi / kāishĭ ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Rang women kaishi ba!
Ràng wŏmen kāishĭ ba!

 – English translation: Let's start!

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beginning  |  to start
开始 ( kaishi / kāishĭ ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 105)
More words that mean to begin in Chinese
kāiyăn ( 开演 ), ( 启 )

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