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开始 kāishǐ

开始 kāishǐ Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 6 English Translations of the word 开始 kāishǐ .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
kāishǐ | kai1 shi3
English translation
to begin
beginning
to start
initial
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Traditional form

開始

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí
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Etymology of 开始 kāishǐ

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kāi

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Simplified form of kāi . Pictograph of two hands opening the bolt on a door. The traditional component mén was removed for simplification.

Positional decomposition

一廾

Number of Strokes

4
shǐ

Type

pictophonetic

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and Tái represents the sound. The (woman) component is used because life begins inside a woman.

Phonetic compound

Tái

Semantic compound

Positional decomposition

女台

Number of Strokes

8

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Example sentences using 开始 kāishǐ

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zhǔ hǎo de 鸡肉 jī ròu 撕开 jiù 开始 kāishǐ chī 起来 qǐlai .

He tore the cooked chicken apart and began to eat it.

防病治病 zhì bìng hǎo , 所以 suǒyǐ Cóng 现在 xiànzài 开始 kāishǐ 照顾 zhàogu hǎo de 心脏 xīnzàng .

Prevention is better than cure, so start looking after your heart now.

起初 qǐchū 天气 tiānqì hěn hǎo ,后来 hòulái cái 开始 kāishǐ xià .

It was fine to begin with and then It'started to rain.

开始 kāishǐ Huā píng nèi de Huā bǎi hǎo .

He began to arrange the flowers in the vase.

dāng 开始 kāishǐ Xīn 工作 gōngzuò shí ,准备 zhǔnbèi hǎo píng 直觉 zhí jué 行事 xíng shì .

Be ready to follow your nose when you start a new job.

开始 kāishǐ Decomposition

See the 5 Chinese characters that make up 开始 kāishǐ and their own compounds.

开始 kāishǐ Compounds

See all 68 Chinese words that contain the characters that make up the word 开始 kāishǐ in their composition.

  • kāi
    • bìng
      • bīng
        • bǐng , píng , , , ,
      • píng
        • píng
      • bǐng , píng , pīn , bèng , pīn , pián , píng , bīng , bǐng , 軿 píng , bǐng , pián , bìng , , , , , , , pēng , , , , , , , , , , , bǐng , pián , 骿, ,
    • yán
      • yán
    • Xíng
      • xíng , xíng , xíng , , jīng , xíng
    • kāi
    • xíng , yán , jīng , xíng , qiān , qiān , , qiān , jiān , jiǎn , xíng , , , , , , , yán
  • shǐ
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