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From the verb be: (⇒ conjugate)
being is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (creature)wezen nw het
 Many people believe that the galaxy is full of intelligent beings.
being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (nature, self)zelf nw de
  wezen nw het
 Theresa hates liars with every fibre of her being.
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being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (existence)bestaan nw het
 Philosophers debate the meaning of being.
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wezen nw het (mens, schepsel)being, creature nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (figurative)soul nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
stand nw de, ont. (het zijn, het voortbestaan)existence, being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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als zijnde vw+deelw (in de staat van)as being v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
heil nw het, ont. (welzijn)good nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  welfare, well-being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
in behandeling bw (in overweging)being considered advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
levend wezen bn+nw het (biologie: organisme)living being, living creature nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
mens nw de (hoogst begaafd wezen)human, human being, man nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
persoon nw de (menselijk wezen)person, individual nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  human being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
vooralsnog bw (voorlopig)for the time being, for now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
vooreerst bw (vooralsnog)for the time being, for now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
welzijn nw het, ont. (voorspoed, welvaren)welfare, well-being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
ziel nw de (persoon, mens)soul nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  human, human being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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be vi (state)zijn onoverg.ww
 Barry is ill.
be vi (exist)zijn onoverg.ww
  bestaan onoverg.ww
 There is a woman of 101 in the house opposite.
be vi (be located) (naargelang positie)staan, liggen, zitten, hangen onoverg.ww
  zijn, er zijn onoverg.ww
 The butter is on the table.
be vi (event: occur) (wanneer)zijn onoverg.ww
  plaatshebben, plaatsvinden onoverg.ww
  (Belg. substandaard)doorgaan onoverg.ww
 The play is at eight o'clock.
be vi (have been: go, gone) (gegaan)geweest vd
 I have been to Rome.
be v aux (with present participle: future) (met infinitief: toekomst)gaan ... hulpww
 We are playing tennis this weekend.
be vi (condition: age) (leeftijd)zijn koppelww
 Robert is ten years old.
be v aux (with present participle: continuous) (met infinitief)aan het ... zijn onoverg.uitdr.
  (met infinitief)staan/liggen/zitten + te onoverg.uitdr.
 Teresa is eating her dinner at the moment.
be v aux (with past participle: passive) (met vd: passief verleden)... zijn, ... zijn geworden hulpww
 My wallet was stolen yesterday.
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be vi (belong)zijn koppelww
 She is a police officer.
be vi (cost) (kosten)zijn koppelww
  kosten onoverg.ww
 It is seven dollars. That will be ten pounds, please.
be vi (imperative: behave) (imperatief)wees koppelww
  zich ... gedragen refl.ww + bw
 Be quiet!
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zijn koppel wwbe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
verkeren in onoverg. ww (zich bevinden)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  move viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
kosten overg. ww (prijs)cost vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be priced at v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Engels nw het (taal)English language, English nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  British English, British, BE nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
zitten onoverg.ww (zich bevinden, zijn)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
vallen onoverg. ww (op een bepaalde datum)be vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
zitten onoverg.ww (verblijven, wonen)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  live, reside viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
zitten onoverg.ww (in een bep. toestand verkeren)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
zitten onoverg.ww + te (bezig zijn)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Peter zit een e-mail te schrijven
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staan te ww+vz (bezig zijn met)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
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afvallen overg. ww (ontrouw worden)be disloyal v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
anders opvallen onoverg. ww (opmerkelijk verschillen)appear different vi + adj
  be different vi + adj
bedragen onoverg.ww (belopen, kosten)amount, number viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  come to be v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
berusten onoverg.ww (steunen, leunen)rest on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be based on, be founded on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
beseffen overg.ww (doorhebben, begrijpen) (UK)realise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US)realize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be aware, be conscious v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  grasp vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
desnoods bw (indien nodig)if necessary, if need be advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (UK)at a pinch advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (US)in a pinch advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
diëten onoverg. ww (op voeding letten)be on a diet v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  diet viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
gaan over onoverg. ww (tot onderwerp hebben)be about vi + prep
 Het boek gaat over Napoleon.
 The book is about Napoleon.
gaan boven onoverg. ww (prevaleren)be better than v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  prevail vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Er gaat niets boven een frisse pint.
gaan om onpersoonlijk ww (te doen zijn om)be about vi + prep
geven onoverg.ww (houden van)be fond of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  care about vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
grenzen onoverg.ww (gelegen zijn tegen)border viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be adjacent to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  adjoin vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
instaan onoverg.ww (borg zijn)be answerable v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  answer viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  vouch viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  warrant, guarantee vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
iemand kennen overg. ww (bekend zijn met)know vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be acquainted with v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
kennismaken onoverg. ww (voorgesteld worden)get acquainted with v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be introduced vi + adj
kunnen overg. ww (in staat zijn om)can vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be able v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be capable v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
leiden onoverg. ww (sport: aan de leiding staan)lead viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be in the lead v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
let op tw (opgepast)Look out! Watch out! Be careful! Careful! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
let op onoverg. ww (imperatief van opletten)Look out! Watch out! Be careful! Careful! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
leven onoverg. ww (niet dood zijn)live viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be alive v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
leven onoverg. ww (levendig zijn)be lively v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lijken onoverg. ww (gelijken)look like v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  resemble vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be like v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lonen overg.ww (opwegen tegen)be worth v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (US, informal)pay off vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
slapen onoverg.ww (in slaaptoestand zijn)sleep, slumber viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be asleep v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  nap, doze, snooze viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  rest viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
slapen onoverg.ww (tintelen van ledemaat)be asleep, fall asleep vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (figurative)have pins and needles v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
slapen onoverg.ww eufemisme (overleden zijn) (euphemistic)be asleep, asleep vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
sparen overg.ww (zuinig zijn)save vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  save up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  (archaic)spare vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be frugal v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
sporen onoverg.ww (overeenkomen, kloppen)be consistent v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be right v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
spreken onoverg.ww (getuigen van)be evidence v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  show, indicate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
spreken onoverg.ww (overtuigend zijn)convince viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be convincing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
stranden onoverg.ww (aanspoelen op de kust)wash ashore v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be cast viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  run aground, run ashore v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  strand viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
vallen onoverg. ww (sneuvelen) (in battle)fall viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be killed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vallen onoverg. ww (bekomen)be difficult v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Deze taak valt hem zwaar.
vallen onoverg. ww (behoren tot)be part of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  fall under vtr prep
 Dat valt onder het rechtsgebied van Amsterdam.
vermogen overg. ww verouderd (kunnen)can vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be able to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
volgen onoverg.ww (komen na)follow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be next v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
werken onoverg.ww (bezig zijn)work viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be busy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
zitten onoverg.ww (gezeten zijn)sit viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be seated v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  sit down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
zitten onoverg.ww (bevestigd zijn)be attached v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
zitten onoverg.ww (bedekt/vol zijn met)be covered v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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innermost being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (soul)diepste wezen bn + nw
 When the musician is playing his instrument, he is expressing the feelings of his innermost being.
be liable to being [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be vulnerable to)vatbaar, ontvankelijk bn
 If you leave your cattle out in open range at night they are liable to being snatched by wolves.
supreme being nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (god)Opperwezen nw het
  God nw de
 Most religions include the belief in a supreme being.
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Collocatie: a [human, celestial, living, divine] being, a [friendly, bloodthirsty] being, [hostile, kind, generous, strange, exotic, alien] beings, meer...

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