bem

Indo-PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese bem ‎(well; very), from Old Portuguese ben, from Latin bene ‎(well).

AdverbEdit

bem

  1. very (to a high degree)
    • 1883, Hugo Schuchardt, Kreolische Studien, volume 3:
      Trasê tamêm um vaquinh bem gord e matá par nós comê e par nós regalá:
      Bring also a small and very fat cow and kill (it) for us to eat and for us to feast on:

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

bem

  1. rafsi of bemro.

Old IrishEdit

VerbEdit

·bem

  1. first-person plural present subjunctive conjunct of at·tá

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·bem ·bem
pronounced with /-v(ʲ)-/
·mbem
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • bẽ (obsolete, abbreviation)
  • beim (eye dialect, Brazil)
  • bãim (eye dialect, Portugal)
  • baim (eye dialect, Portugal)

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese ben, from Latin bene ‎(well).

AdverbEdit

bem (comparatives mais bem, melhor superlative o mais bem)

  1. well; accurately; competently
    Esse filme foi muito bem produzido.
    This film was produced very well.
  2. well; fairly; rather (to a significant degree)
    Ele entrou no hospital com uma ferida bem.
    He got into the hospital with a rather nasty wound.
  3. (familiar) very; really (to a high degree)
    Vai embora que eu estou bem bravo.
    Go away ’cause I’m really angry.
  4. well; all right; fine; OK (healthy; not wounded or sick)
    Estou bem, podemos continuar.
    I’m fine, we can go on.
  5. well; all right; fine; OK (feeling good)
    Faz tempo que não a vejo. Ela está bem?
    I haven’t seen her in a long time. Is she all right?
  6. fairly; justly (in a fair manner)
    O juiz fez bem em condená-los.
    The judge acted fairly in convicting them.
  7. exactly; right on
    Chegaram bem na hora.
    They arrived right on time.
    Bem no alvo.
    Right on target.

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:bem.

SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

InterjectionEdit

bem

  1. used to express approval
  2. well (used to introduce a new sentence, idea or line of thought)
    Bem, eu vou ficar aqui.
    Well, I’m staying here.

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:bem.

SynonymsEdit
  • (expression of approval): bravo

NounEdit

bem m (plural bens)

  1. (chiefly narratology) good (the ensemble of forces that conspire for good, as opposed to evil)
    Mais um conto sobre a luta do bem contra o mal.
    Yet another tale about the fight between good and evil.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) virtue
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) benefit; profit
  4. good; property (item that is owned by a person)
    Ele faliu e teve que vender quase todos seus bens.
    He went bankrupt and had to sell most of his goods.
  5. (usually with a possessive pronoun) darling; dear (term of address for a loved one)
    Você vem conosco, meu bem?
    Are you coming with us, my dear?

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:bem.

SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit
  • (favorable forces): mal
  • (virtue): mal
  • (benefit): mal

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bem

  1. first-person plural present tense form of bea.
  2. first-person plural subjunctive form of bea.

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

bem ‎(plural bems)

  1. beam (object)

DeclensionEdit

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