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Lesson 138: Stem-form + 始める and 終える

By adding はじめる (to begin) or える (to end) to a stem-form verb, you can signal that the activity described by the verb either began or finished. See the below example sentences for how this grammar point is used in context.

English Japanese
The mouse finished eating the cheese. ネズミはチーズをえました。
nezumi ha tiizu wo tabe oemasita.
Please finish drinking the wine. ワインをえてください。
wain wo nomi oete kudasai.
After the war, many Jewish people began coming to Canada. せんそうあとにたくさんのユダヤじんはカナダにはじめました。
sensou no ato ni takusan no yudayazin ha kanada ni ki hazimemasita.
Rabbits start going to the park in the spring. ウサギははるこうえんはじめます。
usagi ha haru ni kouen he iki hazimemasu.
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