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be verb

  /bi/ , /biː/
  • Used with past participles of certain intransitive verbs to form the perfect aspect.
  • Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
  • Used to link a subject to a measurement.
  • (dynamic / lexical be, especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
  • (with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
  • (in perfect tenses) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar, also extending to certain other senses of "go".
  • To remain undisturbed in a certain state or situation.
  • To occupy a place.
sein, sich befinden
  • To occur, to take place.
sein, stattfinden
  • (rare, and, regional, chiefly, in the past tense) Used to link two noun clauses, the first of which is a day of the week, recurring date, month, or other specific time (on which the event of the main clause took place), and the second of which is a period of time indicating how long ago that day was. [from 15th c.]
sein, werden
  • (formal) Used with to-infinitives of verbs to express intent, obligation, appropriateness, or relative future occurrence.
  • (now, usually, literary) To exist; to have real existence, to be alive.
  • As an intransitive lexical verb:
sein, existieren
  • (auxiliary) Used with past participles of verbs to form the passive voice.
werden, sein

being noun

  /ˈbiŋ/ , /ˈbiɪŋ/ , /ˈbiːŋ/ , /ˈbiːɪŋ/
  • A living creature.
Wesen, Geschöpf
  • The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
Dasein, Sein

Bes properNoun

  • (Egyptian mythology) An ancient Egyptian god, the protector of households and mothers, children and childbirth.
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