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Albanian

Noun

bli m.

  1. lime tree
  2. linden
  3. sturgeon

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Short form of blive, from Middle Norwegian blífa from Middle Low German bliven. Meaning 2, 3 and 4 are taken from Old Norse verða, which also has given rise to the obsolete vorde.

Verb

bli (present tense blir; past tense ble/blei; past participle blitt; present participle blivende; imperative bli)

  1. to stay, remain.
    Hva sier du til å bli hjemme i stedet for å gå på den dumme festen?
    How about staying home instead of going to that stupid party?
    Du blir her!
    You stay here!
  2. (as an auxiliary verb to create passive voice with the main verb in past participle) to be
    To personer ble arrestert for tyveri i går.
    Two people were arrested for theft yesterday.
    Hun ble grepet av angst.
    She was gripped with fear.
  3. (change, development over time) to become, get, go.
    Det blir jo bare verre!
    It keeps getting worse!
    Øhm, er det bare meg, eller begynner du å bli skallet?
    Erm, is it just me, or are you going bald?
  4. to be, become, will, going to, turn out,
    Når jeg blir stor skal jeg bli lege.
    When I grow up, I'm going to be a doctor.
    Festen ble en suksess!
    The party turned out to be/was a sucess!
  5. (bills and payments) to be, come to
    Det blir 25 kroner.
    That's 25 kroner
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Etymology 2

Short and juxtaposed form of blive, same origin as bli.

Alternative spellings

  • blive (juxtaposed form)

Verb

bli (present tense blir; past tense blev/bleiv; past participle blitt; present participle blivende; imperative bli)

  1. (archaic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to drown
    Han falt over bord og bleiv.
    He fell over board and drowned.
Synonyms
See also

References

  • bli” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • bli” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Short form of blive, from Middle Norwegian blífa from Middle Low German bliven. Meaning 2, 3 and 4 are taken from Old Norse verða. The second paradigm is from verte, also from Old Norse verða.

Pronunciation

Verb

bli (present tense blir; past tense blei; past participle blitt; present participle blivande; imperative bli)

or

bli (present tense blir; past tense vart; past participle vorte/vorti; present participle vertande; imperative vert)

  1. to stay, remain.
    Hva sier du til å bli heime i staden for å gå på den dumme festen?
    How about staying home instead of going to that stupid party?
    Du blir her!
    You stay here!
  2. (as an auxiliary verb to create passive voice with the main verb in past participle) to be
    To personar vart arresterte for tjuveri i går.
    Two people were arrested for theft yesterday.
    Hun vart grepen av angst.
    She was gripped with fear.
  3. (change, development over time) to become, get, go.
    Det blir jo berre verre!
    It keeps getting worse!
    Øhm, er det berre meg, eller byrjar du å bli skalla?
    Erm, is it just me, or are you going bald?
  4. to be, become, will, going to, turn out,
    Når eg blir stor skal eg bli lege.
    When I grow up, I'm going to be a doctor.
    Festen vart ein suksess!
    The party turned out to be/was a sucess!
  5. to be necessary, to have to, to be
    Det blir å byrje på nytt, går eg ut frå.
    I have to start over again I guess.
  6. (bills and payments) to be, come to
    Det blir 25 kroner.
    That's 25 kroner

Synonyms

to stay, remain
to become, get, be
bills and payment; to be

Derived terms

See also

References

  • bli” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • bli” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Swedish

Conjugations of bli
Infinitive bli
Present tense blir
Past tense blev
Supine blivit
Imperative bli
Present participle blivande
Past participle bliven

Pronunciation

Verb

bli (shorter form of bliva)

  1. To become; to turn into

Synonyms

  • bliva (archaic, infinitive)
  • bliv (archaic, imperative mood)
  • varda (archaic, infinitive)

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