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A person just starting to learn a skill or take part in an activity.
novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationerView synonyms
- ‘If you have been gardening all of your life or if you are just a beginner, there is much to be learned by becoming a member of the club.’
- ‘All traditional instruments will be taught both for beginners and advanced students.’
- ‘This class is designed for the absolute beginner and no previous knowledge is necessary.’
- ‘We tried out a few steps and it was immediately obvious that our new pupils were complete beginners.’
- ‘This event will draw runners from all over the country but there will also be courses for beginners.’
- ‘Recently I gave up a couple of days fishing and acted as a guide to two beginners.’
- ‘The beginner first learns a sequence of movements called the seven coordinations.’
- ‘For beginners, start with the three weeks and adapt it to your needs.’
- ‘Training on the course begins with the basics and complete beginners are catered for.’
- ‘You are never too young or old to learn and the skills you need to learn as a beginner are the same no matter what your reason for taking lessons.’
- ‘Make sure the staff are well qualified and sympathetic towards beginners and newcomers.’
- ‘Our tutors specialise in teaching beginners in a very relaxed homely atmosphere.’
- ‘Today it is still widely used on the campus by keen climbers and beginners who want to learn the basics.’
- ‘But they are, says Gina, great places for beginners to start to learn about plants.’
- ‘The course is intended for beginners and there are no formal entry requirements.’
- ‘This year we would particularly hope to send reading books and workbooks for beginners.’
- ‘These classes will cater for all categories, from beginners to advanced students.’
- ‘The society is particularly is catering for beginners who want to learn the game and have a bit of fun at the same time.’
- ‘This course is for beginners or people who want to refresh their computer skills.’
- ‘The boat is wider than a racing craft and consequently is safer for beginners.’
Good luck supposedly experienced by a beginner at a particular activity.
- ‘If not, I shall have to put it down to beginner's luck - a bit like my politics.’
- ‘But then he was a strong swimmer, and, what is more, he had beginner's luck.’
- ‘Call it beginner's luck - or evidence that I'm just really relaxed.’
- ‘Some people will say you win the first one and that's beginner's luck or something like that.’
- ‘It's difficult - I mean he might be quite intelligent, he might have outside help, or he might just have beginner's luck.’
- ‘‘Well, you certainly have wonderful beginner's luck,’ said Marcus, laughing a little out of surprise.’
- ‘Somewhere on the outskirts of town, his beginner's luck finally deserted him.’
- ‘Later on, as we queue for my second plate of paella and Nick's father has gone off to collect his winnings, Nick and I wonder if it was beginner's luck.’
- ‘Would I be able to swoop in on some beginner's luck and take something home?’
- ‘You never knew: maybe the kid would have beginner's luck.’
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