Interesting question. Xneb rightly turns to Den Danske Ordbog. And "starte" (from middle English) and "begynde" (from Dutch) seem both well assimilated into Danish and to mean the same, like start and begin in English. However, I note that Danes to not seem nearly as hyper about how Danish a word might be compared to the French. French dictionaries, like Le Petit Robert list the date of entry into the French language of words and "newbies", even if commonly used, are seen as not quite French by some. Now that I think of it, kind of like the attitude of some to immigrants no matter how well "assimilated" they may be. Thanks all.