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to begin / beginning / to start / initial / CL: 個|个
HSK 2
from beginning to end / all along
HSK 5
initial / starting (point)
to initiate / to found
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  *始* | 始* | *始
to begin / to start / then / only then
creator / founder / initiator
first / original / primitive / original (document etc)
HSK 6
(computing) to initialize / initialization
to originate
(of trains etc) to set off (on a journey) / to start (being issued or circulated) / to start (happening) / originating
to start from scratch
to start building / first built
outset / beginning
Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC), the first emperor
Gushi county in Xinyang 信陽|信阳, Henan
whole story / the ins and outs
to resume / to restart / to start afresh
Shixing County in Shaoguan 韶關|韶关, Guangdong
unswerving from start to finish (idiom)
the tomb of the first emperor at Mt Li 驪山|骊山 near Xi'an (awaits excavation)
from start to finish (idiom)
primogenitor / founder of a school or trade
Gushi county in Xinyang 信陽|信阳, Henan
Jianshi county in Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture 恩施土家族苗族自治州, Hubei
to start a match / to kick off
Shixing County in Shaoguan 韶關|韶关, Guangdong
primitive society
Archaeopteryx
lit. a thousand mile journey begins with the first step / fig. big accomplishments come from an accumulation of little achievements made one by one
Jianshi county in Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture 恩施土家族苗族自治州, Hubei
unswerving / unflinching
where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth / to carry things through / I started, so I'll finish.
lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles / the wheel comes full circle
lit. the first person to bury funerary dolls (idiom) / fig. the originator of an evil practice
source code (computing) (Tw, HK)
from start to finish
where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth / to carry things through / I started, so I'll finish.
creator / initiator
ensure that you pay debts of gratitude (idiom)
Eocene (geological epoch from 55m-34m years ago)
to initiate / to start / the start
old growth forest / primary forest / original forest cover
from the outset / ab initio
to start but not finish (idiom); to fail to carry things through / lack of sticking power / short attention span
a new year begins (idiom)
starting point / initial point
to make a new start / to regenerate
before the beginning (of sth)
Eocene system (geology)
the First Emperor 259-210 BC
lit. the end comes back to the start (idiom); the wheel comes full circle
to follow through / to carry through to the end
Eocene (geological epoch from 55m-34m years ago)
virgin tropical rainforest
not necessarily / may not turn out to be / maybe not
the mausoleum of the First Emperor near Xi'an
not expected at the outset (idiom) / unforeseen / to be surprised by the turn of events
to initiate
comet from Saturn, traditionally described as yellow / evil omen
The Flintstones (TV Series)


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