Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (hajimeru)

How to use

Verb (stem form) ます(any conjugation)
はじめる
はじめた
はじめている
etc..

Learn Japanese grammar: (hajimeru). Meaning: to finish; to end.

(hajimeru) is used to express when something is starting or has just begin.

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 Sentences

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Example #1

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

いつそれをやりはじめるの?
itsu sore wo yari hajimeru no?
When are you starting that?
Example #3

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 wo tomeru koto wa dekinai.
Once she starts talking, there's no stopping her.
Example #4

あめがふりはじめた。
ame ga furi hajimeta.
It started to rain.
Example #5

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 #6

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 wo yari hajimeta.
I started cycling again.
Example #7

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 #8

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 #9

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 wo tsukuri hajimete inai.
I still haven't started cooking dinner.
Example #10

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.

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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