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be

verb   strong /biː/ weak /bi, / ( present participle being, past tense was, past participle been)
A1 used to describe someone or something ser, estar I’m Maria (= I am Maria). I’m 16. He’s German (= He is German). They were sick. Be quiet!
there is/there are
A1 used to show that someone or something exists hay There are three of us. Is there a bank near here?
A1 used to show where someone or something is estar She’s in the kitchen.
it is, it was, etc.
used to give a fact or your opinion about something es, era, etc. It’s a good idea. It’s a big problem.
auxiliary verb   strong /biː/ weak /bi, / ( present participle being, past tense was, past participle been)
A2 used with the -ing form of other verbs to describe actions that are or were still happening se usa con otro verbo en -ing para formar los tiempos continuos Are you leaving? He was talking to Andrea.
A2 used with other verbs to describe actions that will happen in the future se usa con otros verbos para expresar hechos en el futuro I’m going to France next week. I’ll be coming back on Tuesday.
A2 used with the past participle of other verbs to show that something happens to someone or something se usa con el participio pasado de otro verbo para formar la voz pasiva He was injured in a car crash. The results will be announced next week.
(Definition of be from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

BE

abbreviation, noun /ˈbiː ɡiː/
short for Bachelor of Engineering; a first degree in Engineering licenciatura en Ingeniería Colin Taylor BE.
(Definition of BE from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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