shi3
to begin; to start; then; only then

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报本反始 報本反始 bao4 ben3 fan3 shi3
ensure that you pay debts of gratitude (idiom)

倡始 倡始 chang4 shi3
to initiate

重新开始 重新開始 chong2 xin1 kai1 shi3
to resume; to restart; to start afresh

初始 初始 chu1 shi3
initial; starting (point)

初始化 初始化 chu1 shi3 hua4
(computing) to initialize; initialization

创始 創始 chuang4 shi3
to initiate; to found

创始人 創始人 chuang4 shi3 ren2
creator; founder; initiator

创始者 創始者 chuang4 shi3 zhe3
creator; initiator

更始 更始 geng1 shi3
to make a new start; to regenerate

固始 固始 gu4 shi3
Gushi county in Xinyang 信陽|信阳, Henan

固始县 固始縣 gu4 shi3 xian4
Gushi county in Xinyang 信陽|信阳, Henan

贯彻始终 貫徹始終 guan4 che4 shi3 zhong1
to follow through; to carry through to the end

建始 建始 jian4 shi3
Jianshi county in Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture 恩施土家族苗族自治州, Hubei

建始县 建始縣 jian4 shi3 xian4
Jianshi county in Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture 恩施土家族苗族自治州, Hubei

开始 開始 kai1 shi3
to begin; beginning; to start; initial

开始比赛 開始比賽 kai1 shi3 bi3 sai4
to start a match; to kick off

开始以前 開始以前 kai1 shi3 yi3 qian2
before the beginning (of sth)

摩登原始人 摩登原始人 mo2 deng1 yuan2 shi3 ren2
The Flintstones (TV Series)

起始 起始 qi3 shi3
to originate

千里之行,始于足下 千里之行,始於足下 qian1 li3 zhi1 xing2 - shi3 yu2 zu2 xia4
lit. a thousand mile journey begins with the first step; fig. big accomplishments come from an accumulation of little achievements made one by one

秦始皇 秦始皇 qin2 shi3 huang2
Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC), the first emperor

秦始皇帝 秦始皇帝 qin2 shi3 huang2 di4
the First Emperor 259-210 BC

秦始皇帝陵 秦始皇帝陵 qin2 shi3 huang2 di4 ling2
the mausoleum of the First Emperor near Xi'an

秦始皇陵 秦始皇陵 qin2 shi3 huang2 ling2
the tomb of the first emperor at Mt Li 驪山|骊山 near Xi'an (awaits excavation)

善始善终 善始善終 shan4 shi3 shan4 zhong1
where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth; to carry things through; I started, so I'll finish.

始点 始點 shi3 dian3
starting point; initial point

始发 始發 shi3 fa1
(of trains etc) to set off (on a journey); to start (being issued or circulated); to start (happening); originating

始建 始建 shi3 jian4
to start building; first built

始料未及 始料未及 shi3 liao4 wei4 ji2
not expected at the outset (idiom); unforeseen; to be surprised by the turn of events

始末 始末 shi3 mo4
whole story; the ins and outs

始新纪 始新紀 shi3 xin1 ji4
Eocene (geological epoch from 55m-34m years ago)

始新世 始新世 shi3 xin1 shi4
Eocene (geological epoch from 55m-34m years ago)

始新统 始新統 shi3 xin1 tong3
Eocene system (geology)

始兴 始興 shi3 xing1
Shixing County in Shaoguan 韶關|韶关, Guangdong

始兴县 始興縣 shi3 xing1 xian4
Shixing County in Shaoguan 韶關|韶关, Guangdong

始终 始終 shi3 zhong1
from beginning to end; all along

始终不渝 始終不渝 shi3 zhong1 bu4 yu2
unswerving; unflinching

始终如一 始終如一 shi3 zhong1 ru2 yi1
unswerving from start to finish (idiom)

始祖 始祖 shi3 zu3
primogenitor; founder of a school or trade

始祖鸟 始祖鳥 shi3 zu3 niao3
Archaeopteryx

始作俑者 始作俑者 shi3 zuo4 yong3 zhe3
lit. the first person to bury funerary dolls (idiom); fig. the originator of an evil practice

未始 未始 wei4 shi3
not necessarily; may not turn out to be; maybe not

旬始 旬始 xun2 shi3
comet from Saturn, traditionally described as yellow; evil omen

伊始 伊始 yi1 shi3
outset; beginning

一元复始 一元復始 yi1 yuan2 fu4 shi3
a new year begins (idiom)

有始无终 有始無終 you3 shi3 wu2 zhong1
to start but not finish (idiom); to fail to carry things through; lack of sticking power; short attention span

有始有终 有始有終 you3 shi3 you3 zhong1
where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth; to carry things through; I started, so I'll finish.

原始 原始 yuan2 shi3
first; original; primitive; original (document etc)

原始林 原始林 yuan2 shi3 lin2
old growth forest; primary forest; original forest cover

原始热带雨林 原始熱帶雨林 yuan2 shi3 re4 dai4 yu3 lin2
virgin tropical rainforest

原始社会 原始社會 yuan2 shi3 she4 hui4
primitive society

肇始 肇始 zhao4 shi3
to initiate; to start; the start

至始至终 至始至終 zhi4 shi3 zhi4 zhong1
from start to finish

终而复始 終而復始 zhong1 er2 fu4 shi3
lit. the end comes back to the start (idiom); the wheel comes full circle

周而复始 週而復始 zhou1 er2 fu4 shi3
lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles; the wheel comes full circle

自始 自始 zi4 shi3
from the outset; ab initio

自始至终 自始至終 zi4 shi3 zhi4 zhong1
from start to finish (idiom)