Detailed Translations for be from English to Dutch


to be verbe (is, was, being)

  1. to be (reside; dwell; hang out)
    zijn; zich bevinden; uithangen
    • zijn verbe (ben, bent, is, was, waren, geweest)
    • uithangen verbe (hang uit, hangt uit, hing uit, hingen uit, uitgehangen)
  2. to be (find myself)
  3. to be (shape; model; form; mould)
    vormen; vorm geven; modelleren; boetseren
    • vormen verbe (vorm, vormt, vormde, vormden, gevormd)
    • vorm geven verbe
    • modelleren verbe (modelleer, modelleert, modelleerde, modelleerden, gemodelleerd)
    • boetseren verbe (boetseer, boetseert, boetseerde, boetseerden, geboetseerd)
  4. to be
    – have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) 1
    • zijn verbe (ben, bent, is, was, waren, geweest)

Conjugations for be:

  1. am
  2. are
  3. is
  4. are
  5. are
  6. are
simple past
  1. was
  2. were
  3. was
  4. were
  5. were
  6. were
present perfect
  1. have been
  2. have been
  3. has been
  4. have been
  5. have been
  6. have been
past continuous
  1. was being
  2. were being
  3. was being
  4. were being
  5. were being
  6. were being
  1. shall be
  2. will be
  3. will be
  4. shall be
  5. will be
  6. will be
continuous present
  1. am being
  2. are being
  3. is being
  4. are being
  5. are being
  6. are being
  1. be
  2. be
  3. be
  4. be
  5. be
  6. be
  1. be
  2. let's be!
  3. been
  4. are
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for be:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
vormen civilizing; cultivating; polishing; refining
zijn being; existence; life; path of life
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
bevinden be; find myself
boetseren be; form; model; mould; shape
modelleren be; form; model; mould; shape form; knead; massage; model; mould; shape
uithangen be; dwell; hang out; reside hang out; hang outside
vorm geven be; form; model; mould; shape
vormen be; form; model; mould; shape bring up; educate; form; give shape; knead; massage; model; mould; raise; rear; shape
zich bevinden be; dwell; find myself; hang out; reside
zijn be; dwell; hang out; reside exist
- comprise; constitute; cost; embody; equal; exist; follow; live; make up; personify; represent
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- spend one's time; turn out
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
zijn his; its; one's

Synonyms for "be":

Antonyms for "be":

Related Definitions for "be":

  1. spend or use time1
    • I may be an hour1
  2. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function1
    • He is a herpetologist1
    • She is our resident philosopher1
  3. have an existence, be extant1
  4. have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)1
    • John is rich1
    • This is not a good answer1
  5. have life, be alive1
    • Our great leader is no more1
  6. be identical to; be someone or something1
    • The president of the company is John Smith1
    • This is my house1
  7. form or compose1
    • This money is my only income1
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance1
    • These constitute my entire belonging1
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year1
    • These few men comprise his entire army1
  8. occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere1
    • Where is my umbrella?1
    • The toolshed is in the back1
    • What is behind this behavior?1
  9. be identical or equivalent to1
  10. represent, as of a character on stage1
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet1
  11. be priced at1
  12. to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form1
    • let her be1
  13. happen, occur, take place1
    • I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house1
    • There were two hundred people at his funeral1
    • There was a lot of noise in the kitchen1

Wiktionary Translations for be:

  1. used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like
  2. (archaic) used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs
  3. used to form the passive voice
  4. used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase
  5. used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it
  6. used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominative
  7. used to indicate that the subject and object are the same
  8. elliptical form of "be here", or similar
  9. exist
  10. occur, take place
  11. occupy a place
  1. in gebed zijn, een godheid iets vragen
  2. (hulpwerkwoord) vormt de lijdende vorm
  3. bestaan
  4. zich bevinden.
  5. gelijk zijn aan.
  6. tot de groep behoren van
  7. + te: verplichting
  8. + te: mogelijkheid

Cross Translation:
be ontberen; ontbreken entbehren — K|intrans.|geh.|mG etwas für notwendig, vorteilhaft, passend, angenehm Erachtetes als fehlend, mangelnd empfinden; nicht besitzen
be zijn; bestaan; existeren geben — (in Verbindung mit es) existieren, da sein
be zijn sein — Kopula, die dem Subjekt ein logisches Prädikat zuordnet
be zijn seinzusammen mit einer Ortsangabe: sich am genannten Ort befinden
be aansprakelijk; zijn; voor; verantwoordelijk verantwortlich zeichnenAmtssprache, verantwortlich zeichnen für etwas: die übertragene Verantwortung ausübend seine Unterschrift unter etwas setzen
be overweg komen; met verstehen — (reflexiv) ohne Streitigkeiten mit jemandem auskommen, eine gute persönliche Beziehung zu jemandem haben
be zijn être — Verbe

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