Translation of "be" - English-Spanish dictionary

be

verb uk 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 uk 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.

(Translation 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.

(Translation of “BE” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)