Information about the word be (English → Esperanto: esti)

Part of speechverb
Pronunciation/biː/ (stronɡ), /bɪ/ (weak)
Hyphenationbe
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Deseret alphabet𐐺

Conjugation

Indicative mood
Present tensePast tense
(I) am(I) was
(thou) art(thou) wast
(he) is(he) was
(we) are(we) were
(you) are(you) were
(they) are(they) were
Subjunctive mood
Present tensePast tense
(I) be (I) were
(thou) beest(thou) wert
(he) be(he) were
(we) be(we) were
(you) be(you) were
(they) be(they) were
Imperative mood
be
Participles
Present participlePast participle
beingbeen

Usage samples

Yes, I am.
How tongues would wag, were it known!
It isn’t your fault.
What are the signs?
Do not be at all upset about this!
That’s why an investigation would be appropriate.
So be it!
But, are you not lonely?
Dinosaurs were also reptiles—not fish, birds or mammals.
Perhaps he had been hasty.
Who art thou?
Here I am not embarrassed.
Well, why ain’t I rich?
The fever was worse.
Matthew Weidner’s a Florida lawyer who set up a small, one‐man practice in 2001 in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
It’s a stunning example of award‐winning entertainment, created in the UK and loved by millions of fans around the world.
Was she a witch?
But changes must be made.
Perhaps that is true.
What harm could be done, if she were extremely careful?
Her dignity was at stake.

Translations

Afrikaanswees
Albanianjam
Catalanésser; estar
Czechbýti
Danishvære
Dutchwezen; zijn
English (Old English)beon; wesan
Esperantoesti
Faeroesevera
Finnisholla
Frenchêtre
Germansein; werden
Greekείναι
Hungarianlenni
Icelandicvera
Jamaican Patoisa
Kabylianili
Latinesse
Low Germanweasen
Luxemburgishsinn
Norwegianvære
Papiamentota
Polishbyć
Portugueseachar‐se; estar; ser
Romanianfi
Russianбыть
Saterland Frisianweze
Scotsbe
Spanishestar; ser
Srananna; de
Swedishvara
Thaiคือ; เป็น
Turkisholmak
Welshbod
West Frisianwêze
Yiddishזײַן