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    начинаться vs начинать

    Hello,

    I came up with a new verb

    начинаться vs начинать.

    I think "у нас лето начинается" the summer begins. yes? (what is the literal translation?). I try to understand where у нас лето (ся) in this context refers to? нас or лето ?

    Would you use начинаться like this = фильм начинается по телевизору : film begins on the televisin.

    Would you use начинать like this = она начинает говорит : she begins to talk.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by impulse View Post
    I think "у нас лето начинается" the summer begins. yes? (what is the literal translation?). I try to understand where у нас лето (ся) in this context refers to? нас or лето?
    Начинается лето. - Summer begins.
    У нас начинается лето. - Summer begins at our place. (maybe in our country, in our region, in our town etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by impulse View Post
    Would you use начинаться like this = фильм начинается по телевизору : film begins on the televisin.

    Would you use начинать like this = она начинает говорить : she begins to talk.
    Everything's right, but you need infinitive after "начинать": Она начинает говорить. She begins to talk.
    Она говорит. - She talks.
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    Thank you. That infinitive was a typo. I still tend to do alot of typos So I feel good that I got the idea of that verb correct.
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