はじめhajime

temporal noun / adverbial noun:

  • beginning; start; outset; opening

noun:

  • first (in line, etc.) - esp. 初め
  • origin - esp. 始め
  • such as ...; not to mention ... - esp. 始め; as 〜を始め, 〜を始めとして, etc. - usually written using kana alone

二人とも二nintomoimaha舞い上がっているmaiagatteiruけどkedo会うauha別れwakareno始めhajimeってtteことkoto知っているshitteirunokane Those two are blindly enraptured with each other right now but they say first meeting someone is the first step toward goodbye. I wonder if they're aware of that.

始めhajimeよければyokereba終わりowariよしyoshi A good beginning makes a good ending.

このkono語学gogakuセンターSENTAAdeha英語eigowoはじめhajime世界sekai15か国kakokuno外国語gaikokugoga学べるmanaberu At this language centre, about 15 international languages are taught, including English.

ぞめzome

suffix:

  • first doing of ... (ever, in one's life, in the new year, etc.) - after the -masu stem of a verb

Kanji definition:

ショSHOはじhaji.meはじめてhaji.meteはつhatsuはつ~hatsu うい~ui ~そめる so.meru~ぞ zo.me

first time; beginning

Strokes:
7
Radical:
刀刂⺈ sword
SKIP:
1-5-2
UTF:
521d
JIS208:
29-73
Nanori:
shiはっha
Hangul:
초 [cho]
Pinyin:
chū
Stroke order:
Example words:
当初とうしょtousho
at first; at the beginning; initially; originally
はつhatsu
first; new
最初さいしょsaisho
beginning; outset; first; onset
初日しょにちshonichi
first day; opening day
初期しょきshoki
early (days); initial stage; / initial

Partial results:

はじめてhajimete

adverb / ~の noun:

adverb:

  • only after ... is it ...; only when ... do you ... - after the -te form of a verb

16sainotoki初めてhajimeteテニスTENISUwoしたshita When I was sixteen, I played tennis for the first time.

2、3日たってtatte初めてhajimetekarega到着touchakuしたshita It was not until a few days later that he arrived.

はじめにhajimeni

expression:

  • first; firstly; first of all; to begin with; in the beginning; at the beginning
  • Introduction; Preface - as section heading of a book, etc. - usually written using kana alone
はじめましてhajimemashite

expression:

  • How do you do?; I am glad to meet you
そめるsomeru Inflection

auxiliary verb / ichidan verb:

  • to begin to

秋風akikazega立ちtachi初めるsomeru An autumn breeze begins to blow.

はじめからhajimekara

expression:

  • from the beginning
はじめはhajimeha

expression:

  • at first; in the beginning; originally
はじめとするhajimetosuru Inflection

expression / ~する verb (irregular):

  • commencing with; including

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