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12:26 Sep 26, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: in the beginning
well it means in the begginig

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naau début, au commencement
Cathy Przybylski
naau départ, au top départ, pour commencerJudd Swezey
naau commencement; au début
Yolanda Broad
nayou're absolutely rightSébastien St-François



15 mins
you're absolutely right

If you open any English-French dictionary, you'll find the answers: AU COMMENCEMENT, AU DÉBUT, INITIALEMENT

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Sébastien St-François
Local time: 03:43
PRO pts in pair: 159
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16 mins
au commencement; au début

If you are looking for the biblical phrase, from Genesis 1:1, it is: "(Genèse 1:1), "au commencement (BeReshit) [Dieu créa le ciel et la terre."BeReshit est Beith Reshit.]. The site I found gives the Hebrew along with the French...

Yolanda Broad
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Local time: 04:43
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 720

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Sébastien St-François
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au départ, au top départ, pour commencer

Just to give a few more possibilities - you should give at least a sentence of context, though. There are many ways of turning the sentence around.

Judd Swezey
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3 hrs
au début, au commencement

je vous suggère de reposer votre question sur ProZ en saisissant votre phrase entière : ça nous aiderait à vous trouver la traduction adéquate.


Cathy Przybylski
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