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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
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See also bēi, běi, and bèi

German

Etymology

Old High German

Pronunciation

Preposition

bei (+ dative)[[Category:Template:lang:de prepositions|bei]]

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) by (some place or someone); near; with; on
    Ich habe es nicht bei mir. — “I do not have it on me.”
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) by (some time); by the beginning of (some event); at; on; upon
    bei Abfahrt des Zuges — “upon departure of the train”
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) during; while; over
    bei der Arbeit — “during work”
    bei einem Glase Wein — “over a glass of wine”
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) at the home, business, or station usually occupied by (someone)
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) in; for
    bei der Firma arbeiten — “to work for the firm”
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) if there is (something)
    bei Schnee — “if there is snow”
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) care of

Usage notes

When bei is followed by the definite article dem (the), the two words contract to beim.

Derived terms


Italian

Adjective

bei

  1. Masculine plural of bello before a consonant

Verb

bei

  1. Second-person singular present tense of beare.
  2. First-person singular, second-person singular and third-person singular present subjunctive of beare.
  3. Third-person singular imperative of beare.

Mandarin

Pinyin

bei (form of bei0 or bei5)

  1. : used in onomatopoetic expressions
  2. :
  3. :

Pinyin syllable

bei

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, bēi, běi, or bèi.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Romanian

Pronunciation

Verb

bei

  1. second-person singular present tense form of [[bea#Template:lang:ro|bea]].
    ce bei?
    what are you drinking?
  2. second-person singular subjunctive form of [[bea#Template:lang:ro|bea]].
    vrei să bei ceva?
    do you want to drink something?

Volapük

Preposition

a bei

  1. by

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