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See also niē, nié, niě, and niè

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch nie/niet.

Adverb

nie

  1. never; not

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Usage notes

This word has to be repeated at the end of a sentence (see w:Double negative#Germanic languages).

Example: Hy kan nie Afrikaans praat nie. — He can't speak Afrikaans [not]

Dutch

Adverb

nie

  1. (dialectal) Short form of niet

Usage notes

This is not a written form, though most people, in the Netherlands and Flanders, pronounce "niet" as "nie". There is almost no difference about informal or formal situations – nobody would notice the difference.


French

Verb

nie

  1. First-person singular present indicative of nier.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of nier.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of nier.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of nier.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of nier.

German

Etymology

Old High German nio

Adverb

nie [[Category:Template:lang:de adverbs|nie]]

  1. never

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Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

nie

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, niē, nié, niě, or niè.

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.


Polish

Pronunciation

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Adverb

nie [[Category:Template:lang:pl adverbs|nie]]

  1. not
  2. no
  3. don’t

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