"To start" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 kāi shǐ to begin / beginning / to start / initial / CL:個|个[ge4]
 chū fā to set off / to start (on a journey)
 fā dòng to start / to launch / to unleash / to mobilize / to arouse
 kāi to open / to start / to turn on / to boil / to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc) / to operate (a vehicle) / carat (gold) / abbr. for Kelvin, 開爾文|开尔文[Kai1 er3 wen2] / abbr. for 開本|开本[kai1 ben3], book format
 qǐ dòng to start (a machine) / (fig.) to set in motion / to launch (an operation) / to activate (a plan)
 kāi qǐ to open / to start / (computing) to enable
 fā qǐ to originate / to initiate / to launch (an attack, an initiative etc) / to start / to propose sth (for the first time)
 xià shǒu to start / to put one's hand to / to set about / the seat to the right of the main guest
 kāi chuàng to initiate / to start / to found
 kāi tóu beginning / to start
 kāi bàn to open / to start (a business etc) / to set up
 kāi chǎng to begin / to open / to start / beginning of an event
 dòng gōng to start (a building project)
 shǐ fā (of trains etc) to set off (on a journey) / to start (being issued or circulated) / to start (happening) / originating
 kāi dòng to start / to set in motion / to move / to march / to dig in (eating) / to tuck in (eating)
 jìn fā to set out / to start
 qǐ to rise / to raise / to get up / to set out / to start / to appear / to launch / to initiate (action) / to draft / to establish / to get (from a depot or counter) / verb suffix, to start / starting from (a time, place, price etc) / classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance / classifier for groups: batch, group
 shǐ to begin / to start / then / only then
 zhào shǐ to initiate / to start / the start
 xīng to rise / to flourish / to become popular / to start / to encourage / to get up / (often used in the negative) to permit or allow (dialect) / maybe (dialect)
 chuàng to begin / to initiate / to inaugurate / to start / to create
 qǐ to open / to start / to initiate / to enlighten or awaken / to state / to inform
 rán to burn / to ignite / to light / fig. to spark off (hopes) / to start (debate) / to raise (hopes)
 qǐ tóu to start / at first / beginning
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