Does this sound a bit like "bolai" to anyone else?
Yes it sounds like bolai to me too.
Mulai= start, begin.
??= finish, end
"Mulai" >< "Selesai".
Can just the word Mulai be used as an imperative?
Yes. We can use "Mulai!" as an imperative.
I wanted to ask the same thing. Does anyone know?
in Tagalog 'simula'- start
Can it mean "let's start"?
Yes, it can. More accurate translation of "let's start" is "ayo mulai"
Why can it not be translated "begin"?