BulgarianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *bě.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

бе (be)

  1. second-person singular imperfect indicative of съм (sǎm)
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative of съм (sǎm)
  3. second-person singular aorist indicative of съм (sǎm)
  4. third-person singular aorist indicative of съм (sǎm)

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish به‎, from Byzantine Greek μρε (mre), from Ancient Greek μωρέ (mōré), which is the vocative form of μωρός (mōrós).

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

бе (be)

  1. (colloquial) placed at the end of a sentence as an impolite intensifier

MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish به‎, from Byzantine Greek μρε (mre), from Ancient Greek μωρέ (mōré), which is the vocative form of μωρός (mōrós). Cognate with Serbo-Croatian bre, Greek ρε (re), and Turkish bre.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

бе (be)

  1. A particle expressing anger, frustration, or surprise.
    Дојди ваму бе!
    Dojdi vamu be!
    Come here (at once)!
    Што се дереш бе?
    Što se dereš be?
    What (the hell) are you yelling about?
    Како ве надмудрија бе?
    Kako ve nadmudrija be?
    How (on earth) did they outwit you?

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TajikEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

Dari بی
Iranian Persian
Tajik бе (be)

бе (be)

  1. without
  2. sans

TuvanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *-mi (interrogative particle). Cognate to Mongolian бэ (be), Kazakh бе (be), Turkish mi.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

бе (be)

  1. Particle for forming yes-or-no questions.
    Сен шай ижиксей-дир сен бе?Sen şay ijiksey-dir sen be?Do you want to drink tea?