wees

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

wees

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of wee

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch wezen, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną. See Dutch zijn.

VerbEdit

wees ‎(present is, present participle synde, past was, past participle gewees)

  1. to be
    Ek was gister dronk gewees.
    I was drunk yesterday.
    Hy kon al 'n dokter gewees het.
    He could have been a doctor by now.

ConjugationEdit


Usage notesEdit

Unlike other Afrikaans verbs, the past participle (gewees) never takes the auxiliary verb het to form the past tense, unless a modal verb is being used, it always takes was instead. See the usage examples above.


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Germanic, cognate with German Waise.

NounEdit

wees m, f ‎(plural wezen, diminutive weesje n)

  1. An orphan, who survived both parents
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wesaną. See zijn.

VerbEdit

wees

  1. imperative of zijn
  2. imperative of wezen

SynonymsEdit

  • (non-standard) ben
  • (dialectical) zij

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

wees

  1. singular past indicative of wijzen

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian wesa, which derives from Proto-Germanic *wesaną.

VerbEdit

wees

  1. (Föhr-Amrum), (Heligoland) to be

Conjugation (Föhr-Amrum)Edit

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