Random Kanji Knowledge time!
始め (hajime) is pronounced ha-jee-meh, and it means “beginning/start.” There are actually a variety of kanji symbols that also can refer to the same thing, like 初め, but 始め is the one I usually roll with for this word.
If you break down the 始 symbol, it actually makes a lot of sense.
The first half (女) means “woman,” while the second half of it was taught to me as “stomach.” Well, put two and two together and thus you can figure out why I will always think of this kanji as the Japanese word for beginning.
Life is a journey. You can always attempt a new 始め if you take the first step.0 People like this post!