how to pronounce began


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the above transcription of began is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

began is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of began in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… hobo dome in America began in the 1890s …”

meanings of began


  1. Past participle of begin.
  2. Simple past tense of begin.

began frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word began occurs in english on average 154.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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