be

v. olmak, bulunmak, var olmak; anlamına gelmek; mal olmak; tutmak (para); durmak
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ol
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verb
present tense am [ʌm], are [a:], is [ɪz]; past tense was [woz], were [w†:]; present participle 'being; past participle been [bi:n, (·meriцan) bɪn]; subjunctive were [w†:]; short forms I'm [aim] (I am), you're [ju†] (you are), he's [hi:z] (he is), she's [ʃi:z] (she is), it's [ɪ ] (it is), we're [wi†] (we are), they're [Ɵe†] (they are); negative short forms isn't (is not), aren't [a:nt] (are not), wasn't (was not), weren't [w†:nt] (were not)
1) (used with a present participle to form the progressive or continuous tenses: I'm reading; I am being followed; What were you saying?.)
2) (used with a present participle to form a type of future tense: I'm going to London.)
3) (used with a past participle to form the passive voice: He was shot.)
4) (used with an infinitive to express several ideas, eg necessity (When am I to leave?), purpose (The letter is to tell us he's coming), a possible future happening (If he were to lose, I'd win) etc.)
5) (used in giving or asking for information about something or someone: I am Mr Smith; Is he alive?; She wants to be an actress; The money will be ours; They are being silly.)
- the be-all and end-all

English-Turkish dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(whether in fact or in imagination), , ,


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