BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *biti.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbijə]
  • Hyphenation: би‧я

VerbEdit

би́я (bíjaimpf

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to beat, to thrash (to hit repeatedly)
    В сиропиталището децата са били редовно бити.V siropitališteto decata sa bili redovno biti.At the orphanage the children were regularly beaten.
    Дъждът биеше по прозорците.Dǎždǎt bieše po prozorcite.The rain was beating against the windows.
    Synonym: удрям (udrjam)
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to shoot (to hunt and kill animals)
  3. (intransitive) to fire, to shell (to shoot at)
    Synonyms: стрелям (streljam), обстрелвам (obstrelvam)
  4. (transitive, intransitive) to beat, to ring, to throb (to strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm)
    бия барабаниbija barabanito beat drums
    Сърцето му все още бие.Sǎrceto mu vse ošte bie.His heart is still beating.
    Църковните камбани биха на Коледа.Cǎrkovnite kambani biha na Koleda.The church bells rang at Christmas.
  5. (transitive) to whip, to whisk, to churn (to mix food in a rapid aerating fashion)
    бия белтъциbija beltǎcito whisk/whip egg whites
    бия мляко, за да направя маслоbija mljako, za da napravja masloto churn milk in order to make butter
  6. (transitive) to strike (to hit or kick a ball)
    бия наказателен ударbija nakazatelen udarto perform a penalty kick
  7. (transitive, intransitive) to beat, to win (to defeat somebody)
    Той ме би на шах.Toj me bi na šah.He beat me at chess.
    Ян с лекота би Джон на тенис.Jan s lekota bi Džon na tenis.Jan had little trouble beating John in tennis.
    Synonym: побеждавам (pobeždavam)
  8. (intransitive) to try to say something in an indirect way
    Не разбирам на къде биеш.Ne razbiram na kǎde bieš.I don't know what you're driving at.
  9. (intransitive, of a colour) to have a particular tint
    нещо бие на синьоnešto bie na sinjosomething has a bluish tint
  10. (intransitive) to shine very brightly and unpleasantly, blindingly
    Лампата бие в очите ми.Lampata bie v očite mi.The lamp shines straight in my eyes./The light blinds me.

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • бия in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • бия in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)