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一开始
Traditional Chinese
一開始
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yī kāi shǐ
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yat1 hoi1 chi2
Short definition at first
Usage frequency Very infrequent
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一开始(yī kāi shǐ) at first
我以为( yǐ wéi) I believe
(wǒ) I
病了(bìngle)

At first, I thought I was sick.

一开始(yī kāi shǐ) at first
会有(huìyǒu)
很多(hěn duō) very many
不认识的( bù rèn shí de) unacquainted
单词(dān cí) single word
(hé) with
语法(yǔ fǎ) grammar
形式(xíng shì) shape
但是(dàn shì) but
不要(bù yào) must not
害怕(hài pà) to be scared

At first there will be many unrecognized words and grammatical forms, but don't be scared.

一开始(yī kāi shǐ) at first
许多事情( xǔ duō shì qíng)
看上去(kàn shang qu) it would appear
不同了(bù tóng le) to be different
(dàn) but
(wǒ) I
很快(hěn kuài) quickly
习惯了(xí guàn le) to be accustomed to
我的( de) my
新生活( xīn shēng huó) new life

At first many things seemed different, but I soon got involved in my new life.

我们( men) us
一开始(yī kāi shǐ) at first
(jiù) only
知道(zhī dào) to know

We knew it all along.

一开始(yī kāi shǐ) at first
我以为( yǐ wéi) I believe
(tā) another
病了(bìngle)

At first, I thought they were sick.

一开始(yī kāi shǐ) at first
法医(fǎ yī) forensic detective
团队(tuán duì) team
以为(yǐ wéi) to think
他们(tā men) they
发现了(fā xiàn le) to have discovered
人血( rén xiě)
(dàn) but
后来(hòu lái) later
才在(cáizài)
实验室(shí yàn shì) laboratory
(lǐ) village
发现(fā xiàn) to discover
(zhè) these
原来是(yuánláishì)
(niú) ox
(xiě xiěxuè) blood

At first the forensics team thought that they'd discovered human blood, only to find out later, at the lab, that it was bovine.

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