nie

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See also: NIE, niē, nié, niě, niè, -nie, nie-, and -nie-

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch nie/niet.

Adverb[edit]

nie

  1. never; not
    Hy kan nie Afrikaans praat nie.
    He can't speak Afrikaans

Related terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This word has to be repeated at the end of a sentence (see the Wikipedia article about double negatives in Germanic languages). However, if the verb being negated is the last word of a phrase, nie does not have to be repeated (it should never occur twice back-to-back). Also, when a verb is being used like a present participle, generally nie will only occur once, after that verb.


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nie

  1. (dialect) Short form of niet

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is not a written form, though some people, in the Netherlands and Flanders, pronounce "niet" as "nie". There is almost no difference about informal or formal situations – nobody would notice the difference.

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

nie

  1. first-person singular present indicative of nier
  2. third-person singular present indicative of nier
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of nier
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of nier
  5. second-person singular imperative of nier

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German nio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nie

  1. never

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • nie in Duden online

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nie

  1. rōmaji reading of にえ

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nie

  1. Nonstandard spelling of niē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nié.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of niě.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of niè.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

nie

  1. Negation particle for nouns; no
  2. Negation particle for verbs and participles; not, don't, didn't

Related terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • nie” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Verb[edit]

nie

  1. obsolete spelling of nije