Last modified on 7 February 2015, at 13:05

nie

See also: NIE, niē, nié, niě, niè, -nie, nie-, and -nie-

AbaEdit

NounEdit

nie

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • D. T. Tryon, Towards a Classification of Solomon Islands Languages

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch nie/niet.

AdverbEdit

nie

  1. never; not
    Hy kan nie Afrikaans praat nie.
    He can't speak Afrikaans

Related termsEdit

Usage notesEdit

This word has to be repeated at the end of a sentence (see the Wikipedia article about double negatives in Germanic languages). However, if the verb being negated is the last word of a phrase, nie does not have to be repeated (it should never occur twice back-to-back). Also, when a verb is being used like a present participle, generally nie will only occur once, after that verb.


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nie

  1. (dialect) Short form of niet

Usage notesEdit

  • This is not a written form, though some people, in the Netherlands and Flanders, pronounce "niet" as "nie". There is almost no difference about informal or formal situations – nobody would notice the difference.

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

nie

  1. first-person singular present indicative of nier
  2. third-person singular present indicative of nier
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of nier
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of nier
  5. second-person singular imperative of nier

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German nio.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nie

  1. never

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • nie in Duden online

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

nie

  1. rōmaji reading of にえ

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

nie

  1. Nonstandard spelling of niē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nié.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of niě.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of niè.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

nie

  1. Negation particle for nouns; no
  2. Negation particle for verbs and participles; not, don't, didn't

Related termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • nie in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

VerbEdit

nie

  1. obsolete spelling of nije