бия

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Church Slavonic бити (biti), from Proto-Slavic *biti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbijə]
  • Hyphenation: би‧я

Verb[edit]

би́я (bíjaimpf

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to beat, to thrash (to hit repeatedly)
    В сиропиталището децата са били редовно бити.
    V siropitališteto decata sa bili redovno biti.
    At the orphanage the children were regularly beaten.
    Дъждът биеше по прозорците.
    Dǎždǎt bieše po prozorcite.
    The rain was beating against the windows.
    Synonym: удрям (udrjam)
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to shoot (to hunt and kill animals)
  3. (intransitive) to fire, to shell (to shoot at)
    Synonyms: стрелям (streljam), обстрелвам (obstrelvam)
  4. (transitive, intransitive) to beat, to ring, to throb (to strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm)
    бия барабани
    bija barabani
    to beat drums
    Сърцето му все още бие.
    Sǎrceto mu vse ošte bie.
    His heart is still beating.
    Църковните камбани биха на Коледа.
    Cǎrkovnite kambani biha na Koleda.
    The church bells rang at Christmas.
  5. (transitive) to whip, to whisk, to churn (to mix food in a rapid aerating fashion)
    бия белтъци
    bija beltǎci
    to whisk egg whites
    бия мляко, за да направя масло
    bija mljako, za da napravja maslo
    to churn milk in order to make butter
  6. (transitive) to strike (to hit or kick a ball)
    бия наказателен удар
    bija nakazatelen udar
    to perform a penalty kick
  7. (transitive, intransitive) to beat, to win (to defeat somebody)
    Той ме би на шах.
    Toj me bi na šah.
    He beat me at chess.
    Ян с лекота би Джон на тенис.
    Jan s lekota bi Džon na tenis.
    Jan had little trouble beating John in tennis.
    Synonym: побеждавам (pobeždavam)
  8. (intransitive) to try to say something in an indirect way
    Не разбирам на къде биеш.
    Ne razbiram na kǎde bieš.
    I don't know what you're driving at.
  9. (intransitive, of a colour) to have a particular tint
    нещо бие на синьо
    nešto bie na sinjo
    something has a bluish tint
  10. (intransitive) to shine very brightly and unpleasantly, blindingly
    Лампата бие в очите ми.
    Lampata bie v očite mi.
    The lamp is shining in my eyes [blinding me].

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • бия in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • бия in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)