baie

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Afrikaans[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay banyak (many; very), likely combining the influence of the unrelated Low German bannig (very).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

baie

  1. very, much
    Haar baas is baie lelik.
    Her boss is very ugly.

Determiner[edit]

baie

  1. (with positive polarity, when not modified by adverbs) many, much, a lot of
    Daar is baie besoekers op die mark.
    There are many visitors at the market.
    Sy koop baie tydskrifte in die kiosk.
    She is buying a lot of magazines at the news stand.
    In die winter stroom baie water die vlei in.
    A lot of water is flowing into the valley in winter.

Synonyms[edit]

  • veel (less common, more or less in complementary distribution)

Pronoun[edit]

baie

  1. (with positive polarity, when not modified by adverbs) a lot, much
    Ons had baie om te bespreek.
    We had a lot to discuss.

Synonyms[edit]

  • veel (less common, more or less in complementary distribution)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛ/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin baca.

Noun[edit]

baie f (plural baies)

  1. (botany) berry

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: baia
  • Spanish: baya

Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain; probably from Late Latin baia, ultimately from Iberian.

Noun[edit]

baie f (plural baies)

  1. bay (body of water)
Descendants[edit]
  • Spanish: bahía (see there for further descendants)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin badia.

Adjective[edit]

baie

  1. feminine singular of bai

Etymology 4[edit]

From bayer.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • baye (verbal forms only)

Verb[edit]

baie

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

Noun[edit]

baie f (plural baies)

  1. picture window

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

baie f pl

  1. feminine plural of baio

Noun[edit]

baie f

  1. plural of baia

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain; probably from Late Latin baia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

baie f (plural baies)

  1. (Jersey, geography) bay

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin balneum, possibly from a Vulgar Latin *bannea, from balnea. However, the normal result would have been more likely *bâie. Alternatively, from a Common Slavic banja, from Proto-Slavic *baňa, itself borrowed from the Latin word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

baie f (plural băi)

  1. bathroom
  2. bath, bathtub

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