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He began to eat lunch.
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Vocabulary list

kare
pronoun
  1. he; him
noun
  1. boyfriend
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
chuushoku
noun
  1. lunch; midday meal
  2. food served at a tea party (tea ceremony) (usu. 中食)
wo
particle
  1. indicates direct object of action
  2. indicates subject of causative expression
  3. indicates an area traversed
  4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
  5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
tabehajimeru

Plain Past Indicative Form

tabehajimeta
ichidan verb
  1. to start eating
taberu

masu stem

tabe
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
  2. to live on (e.g. a salary); to live off; to subsist on
hajimeru

Plain Past Indicative Form

hajimeta
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate
  2. to start up (a business, society, etc.); to open (e.g. a store); to establish
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb
  1. to start ...; to begin to ... (after the -masu stem of a verb)

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