kien

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Bau Bidayuh[edit]

Noun[edit]

kien

  1. fish (vertebrate animal)

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kie +‎ -n

Adverb[edit]

kien

  1. whither, to where (interrogative correlative of direction)

Usage notes[edit]

Like other interrogative and relative correlatives, kien can be combined with ajn, the adverbial particle of generality. Kien ajn thus means "(to) wherever".

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كان (kāna)

Verb[edit]

kien (imperfect ikun)

  1. he was

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The perfect has the sense of the past tense, while the imperfect has the sense of the future:
Inkun -- I will be
  • The present tense of "to be" is expressed by the subject pronouns in a standalone context:
Jien -- I am