"Voy a empezar."

Translation:I am going to start.

April 27, 2013



What is the difference between empezar and comenzar?

February 8, 2016


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


good effort, thanks

September 22, 2016


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

August 30, 2013


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


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

July 16, 2015


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

May 22, 2013


This is accepted now 12/2/13

December 2, 2013


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


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


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

November 19, 2013


It is correct.

November 18, 2013


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

May 1, 2013


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


...best brace yourself up in this piece

October 20, 2015


What is the difference between empezar and comenzar?

February 8, 2016


Start/ Begin....both the same.

February 24, 2016


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

January 2, 2017


"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


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

January 5, 2017


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

March 3, 2017


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

September 26, 2017


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

January 23, 2018


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

October 16, 2017


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


I hear 'entezar' here..

April 5, 2018


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

April 8, 2018
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