JLPT N4 Grammar (hajimeru)

Meaning

to start; to begin to ~

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)はじめる
はじめた
はじめている
hajimeru 始める はじめる jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【はじめる】 (hajimeru). Meaning: to start; to begin to ~.

This is used to express when something is starting or has just begun. It can be freely conjugated to use in current, future, and past tense.

  • はじめる to start
    • examples 1~3
  • はじめた started to (past)
    • examples 4~7
  • はじめて started to (current)
    • examples 8~10

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Example #1

たべはじめる。
tabe hajimeru.
to begin eating.
Example #2

あめがふりはじめた。
ame ga furi hajimeta.
It started to rain.
Example #3

いつそれをやりはじめるの?
itsu sore o yari hajimeru no?
When are you starting that?
Example #4

けさ、はがいたくなりはじめた。
kesa, ha ga itaku nari hajimeta.
My tooth started hurting this morning.
Example #5

わたしはまだはしりはじめていない。
watashi wa mada hashiri hajimete inai.
I still haven't started running.
Example #6

わたしはまだゆうしょくをつくりはじめていない。
watashi wa mada yuushoku o tsukuri hajimete inai.
I still haven't started cooking dinner.
Example #7

このじょうきょうはかわりはじめている。
kono joukyou wa kawari hajimete iru.
This situation is starting to change.
Example #8

わたしはことしからはたらきはじめたばかりです。
watashi wa kotoshi kara hataraki hajimeta bakari desu.
I just started working from this year.
Example #9

わたしはふたたびサイクリングをやりはじめた。
watashi wa futatabi saikuringu o yari hajimeta.
I started cycling again.
Example #10

いったんはなしはじめると、かのじょをとめることはできない。
ittan hanashi hajimeru to, kanojo o tomeru koto wa dekinai.
Once she starts talking, there's no stopping her.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
食べるたべるto eat
いつwhen
話すはなすto speak
彼女かのじょshe; her
止めるとめるto stop
出来るできるto be able to
雨が降るあめがふるto rain
今朝けさthis morning
tooth
痛いいたいhurt; pain
わたしI
再びふたたびonce again
今年ことしthis year
働くはたらくto work
走るはしるto run
夕食ゆうしょくdinner
作るつくるto make
状況じょうきょうsituation; circumstances
変わるかわるto change

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