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降り始める

Kana Reading
ふりはじめる
Romaji
furihajimeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb
    Meaning
    to begin to fall (rain, etc.)
    Example sentence
    見る降り始めている Looking outside, it's beginning to rain.

Examples of 降り始める, ふりはじめる in a sentence

  • 見る降り始めている

    Looking outside, it's beginning to rain.

  • 列車から降りたとき激しく降り始めた

    It began to snow heavily as I got off the train.

  • 鳴ると、降り始めた

    First it thundered, and then it started to rain.

  • になり、さらに悪いことには降り始めた

    Night came on, and what was worse, it began to rain.

  • 激しく吹いていた、さらに悪いことには降り始めた

    The wind was blowing violently, and to make matters worse, it began raining.

  • ないうちに降り始めた

    He had hardly left home when it began to rain.


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
降り始める
Plain Polite
降り始めます
Negative
降り始めない
Negative Polite
降り始めません

Past

Plain
降り始めた
Plain Polite
降り始めました
Negative
降り始めなかった
Negative Polite
降り始めませんでした

Te

Plain
降り始めて
Plain Polite
降り始めまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
降り始められる
Plain Polite
降り始められます
Negative
降り始められない
Negative Polite
降り始められません

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