EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

wees

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of wee

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch wezen, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną. See Dutch zijn.

VerbEdit

wees (present is, present participle synde, past was, past participle gewees)

  1. to be
    Ek was gister dronk gewees.
    I was drunk yesterday.
    Hy kon al 'n dokter gewees het.
    He could have been a doctor by now.

ConjugationEdit


Usage notesEdit

Unlike other Afrikaans verbs, the past participle (gewees) never takes the auxiliary verb het to form the past tense, unless a modal verb is being used, it always takes was instead. See the usage examples above.


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Germanic, cognate with German Waise.

NounEdit

wees m, f (plural wezen, diminutive weesje n)

  1. An orphan, who survived both parents
Related termsEdit
  • weeshuis n
  • weesjongen m
  • weeskind n
  • weesmeester m
  • weesvader m
  • halve wees m
  • verweesd
  • volle wees m

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wesaną. See zijn.

VerbEdit

wees

  1. imperative of zijn
  2. imperative of wezen

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

wees

  1. singular past indicative of wijzen

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian wesa, which derives from Proto-Germanic *wesaną.

VerbEdit

wees

  1. (Föhr-Amrum Dialect) to be

ConjugationEdit

Last modified on 29 January 2014, at 20:06