"Voy a empezar."

Translation:I am going to start.

April 27, 2013

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mus_fran

What is the difference between empezar and comenzar?

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IdeanBehfo

Begin vs commence. Subtle difference. Beginning to do something may be the beginning of a repetetive action ("I am beginning to run daily,") whereas commencing something generally indicates that you are starting a set task with no information on its repeatability ("I am commencing my run.") However, you can also begin something that is a one-time event, but "beginning to run" has the ambiguity of whether you are just starting a routine or just starting a one-time run. Keep in mind this is only for the translation, as I'm a native English speaker and am just learning Spanish, so any native Spanish speakers please chime in!

March 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/borham.ahm

good effort, thanks

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fluent2B

"I am going to begin" is now accepted, as it well should be.

August 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phototimmermans

Sorry, I meant: Could "I am going to begin" (which was marked as incorrect) also be correct. Empezar = to begin or to start. How would you translate: I am going to begin?

April 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/knightrider2201

I am going to begin is voy a empezar or voy a comenzar. either is correct

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mathlover1

The same thing happened to me. I reported it as a problem, so hopefully they will fix it.

May 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wazzie

This is accepted now 12/2/13

December 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WoggerIsTheBomb

i'm going to start jogging tomorrow! 7 weeks later Oh i forgot to jog and now i'm sick! oh well...

April 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phototimmermans

Could "I am going to start" also be correct. It was marked incorrect, but Empezar = to begin or to start. How would you translate: I am going to start?

April 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisagnipura

Hola photo: "I am going to start" IS the correct answer, above, on this page.

November 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Huysan

It is correct.

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/howardjunker

if there's a difference between begin and start i don't speak english

May 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phototimmermans

There's an excellent explanation here: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/7999-begin-start.html Basically the two words are the same, except in a couple of tiny instances which this page explains.

May 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DasShadyLilOvO

...best brace yourself up in this piece

October 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mus_fran

What is the difference between empezar and comenzar?

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dwallace

Start/ Begin....both the same.

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeoffreyEn2

Why doesn't "I'm starting" work? Doesn't it mean the same as "I am going to start"?

January 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aelianos

"I'm going to start" is set in the future while "I'm starting" is a present statement.

One could say "I'm not starting right now, but I'm going to start tomorrow."

And thus describes my life as a procrastinator.

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anikadanikova

I will initiate ...what is wrong about it?

January 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/suburbanbeat

Typed 'i am going to start', and was told I was wrong.

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mepope09

Why doesn't "I am going to start it" work?

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

There's no "it" here, no lo in the Spanish sentence.

January 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piensapositivo__

I literally don't understand Spanish grammer... Its going above from my head!

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bnHYmhgS

On this, and other items, I am being asked to write answers in Spanish even though the item is already in Spanish, and then am marked incorrect when I do what I'm directed to do.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasderro

I hear 'entezar' here..

April 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rdepontb

I really have a hard time understanding this woman's recitations!

April 8, 2018
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