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Anfang  

An•fang      m   , -(e)s, Anfänge   (=Beginn)   beginning, start  
(=erster Teil)  
beginning  
(=Ursprung)  
beginnings    pl  , origin  
zu or am Anfang      to start with   (=anfänglich)   at first  
gleich zu Anfang darauf hinweisen, dass ...      to mention right at the beginning or outset that ...  
am Anfang schuf Gott Himmel und Erde        (Bibl)   in the beginning God created the heaven(s) and the earth  
im Anfang war das Wort        (Bibl)   in the beginning was the Word  
Anfang fünfzig      in one's early fifties  
Anfang Juni/1998 etc      at the beginning of June/1998 etc  
von Anfang an      (right) from the beginning or start  
von Anfang bis Ende      from start to finish  
den Anfang machen      to start or begin   (=den ersten Schritt tun)   to make the first move  
wer macht den Anfang?        (bei Spiel etc)    who's going to start?  
einen neuen Anfang machen      to make a new start,   (im Leben)    to turn over a new leaf  
ein Anfang ist gemacht      it's a start  
seinen Anfang nehmen      geh   to commence  
aller Anfang ist schwer        (Prov)    the first step is always the most difficult  
aus kleinen/bescheidenen Anfängen      from small/humble beginnings  
der Anfang vom Ende      the beginning of the end  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
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to start with ; at first
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right at the beginning ; at the very beginning
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in the beginning God created the heaven(s) and the earth
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in the beginning was the Word
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to open fire
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to cease fire {or} firing
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to increase the range
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her flashing {or} fiery eyes
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once bitten, twice shy
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in the beginning he had a hard time of it
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the fire was caused by negligence
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the fire engulfed the whole forest
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the fire was only on a small scale
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it's difficult to get the fire going properly
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what was that again?
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what was the weather like? ; how was the weather?
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what was it wrapped in?
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that wasn't what I/he {etc} had in mind
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it really was not me
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who was that? -- it wasn't us
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he/she deserved the break ; he/she deserved his/her good luck
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what happened in the accident?
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was that always the case?
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how did that joke go now?
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romanticism was the age of sensibility

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