бе

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bě.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

бе (be)

  1. second-person singular imperfect indicative of съм (sǎm)
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative of съм (sǎm)
  3. second-person singular aorist indicative of съм (sǎm)
  4. third-person singular aorist indicative of съм (sǎm)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish به‎, from Byzantine Greek μρε (mre), from Ancient Greek μωρέ (mōré), which is the vocative form of μωρός (mōrós).

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

бе (be)

  1. (colloquial) placed at the end of a sentence as an impolite intensifier

Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish به‎, from Byzantine Greek μρε (mre), from Ancient Greek μωρέ (mōré), which is the vocative form of μωρός (mōrós). Cognate with Serbo-Croatian bre, Greek ρε (re), and Turkish bre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɛ]
  • Hyphenation: бе

Particle[edit]

бе (be)

  1. A particle expressing anger, frustration, or surprise.
    До́јди ва́му, бе!
    Dójdi vámu, be!
    Come here (at once)!
    Што се́ дереш, бе?
    Što sé dereš, be?
    What (the hell) are you yelling about?
    Ка́ко ве надму́дрија, бе?
    Káko ve nadmúdrija, be?
    How (on earth) did they outwit you?

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • бе” in Дигитален речник на македонскиот јазик (Digitalen rečnik na makedonskiot jazik) [Digital dictionary of the Macedonian language] − drmj.eu

Tajik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

Dari بی
Iranian Persian
Tajik бе (be)

бе (be)

  1. without
  2. sans

Tuvan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *-mi (interrogative particle). Cognate to Mongolian бэ (be), Kazakh бе (be), Turkish mi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

бе (be)

  1. Particle for forming yes-or-no questions.
    Сен шай ижиксей-дир сен бе?Sen şay ijiksey-dir sen be?Do you want to drink tea?