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

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AbaEdit

NounEdit

nie

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

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

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch niet, nie.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ni/ (generally)
  • IPA(key): /‿i/ (commonly after a verb that ends in a consonant)

AdverbEdit

nie

  1. not
    Hy kan nie Afrikaans praat nie.
    He can't speak Afrikaans.

Usage notesEdit

Related termsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nie

  1. (dialectal) Alternative form of niet

Usage notesEdit

  • While the spelling nie and the invariable use of the corresponding pronunciation are dialectal, the standard word niet is not rarely given the same pronunciation, particularly in fast speech.

FrenchEdit

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German nio.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nie

  1. never, never at all (referring to an indefinite period of time)
    Das ist nie passiert! – That has never happened!
    Wir werden die Wahrheit wohl nie erfahren. – We'll probably never know the truth.
  2. never, not once (referring to a defined period of time; see usage notes below)
    Er hat sich in zwei Wochen nie die Haare gewaschen.
    He never washed his hair in two weeks' time.

Usage notesEdit

  • (not once): In English it is quite common to use the word “never” referring to a defined period of time: “I was waiting all night, but he never called.” German generally prefers, and often requires, to use nicht ‎(not) in such contexts, possibly emphasized by another adverb such as gar or überhaupt: Ich habe den ganzen Abend gewartet, aber er hat (gar) nicht angerufen. Using nie is only possible if such a period of time is (unusually) long, as in the example sentence above.

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
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