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

Part of speechverb
Pronunciation/biː/ (stronɡ), /bɪ/ (weak)
Hyphenationbe
Shavian alphabet𐑚𐑰

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
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Usage samples

Do not be at all upset about this!
What are the signs?
Her dignity was at stake.
What harm could be done, if she were extremely careful?
So be it!
Who art thou?
But, are you not lonely?
How tongues would wag, were it known!
Dinosaurs were also reptiles—not fish, birds or mammals.
Well, why ain’t I rich?
Perhaps that is true.
Was she a witch?
Here I am not embarrassed.
Matthew Weidner’s a Florida lawyer who set up a small, one‐man practice in 2001 in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
But changes must be made.
That’s why an investigation would be appropriate

Translations

ili (ⵉⵍⵉ)
Afrikaanswees
Albanianjam
Catalanésser; estar
Czechbýti
Danishvære
Dutchwezen; zijn; staan
English (Old English)beon
Esperantoesti
Faeroesevera
Finnisholla
Frenchêtre
Germansein; werden
Greekείναι
Hungarianlenni
Icelandicvera
Latinesse
Luxemburgishsinn
Norwegianvære
Papiamentota
Polishbyć
Portugueseachar‐se; estar; ser
Romanianfi
Russianбыть
Saterland Frisianweese
Spanishestar; ser
Sranana; na; de
Swedishvara
Thaiเป็น
Turkisholmak
West Frisianwêze
Yiddishזײַן