There are 2 main translations of be in French:

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be

British English: /biː/
American English: /bi/

intransitive verb p prés being 3e pers sg prés is prét was pp been

  • 1 (gen) it's me, it's I he's a good pupil
    c'est un bon élève
  • 2 (in probability) See examples: if Henri were here
    si Henri était là
    were it not that…
    si ce n'était que…
    were they to know
    s'ils savaient
    if I were you
    à ta place
    had it not been for Frank, I'd have missed the train
    sans Frank j'aurais raté le train
  • 3 (phrases) See examples: so be it
    d'accord
    be that as it may as it were even if it were so
    même si c'était le cas
    I preferred it as it was
    je l'aimais mieux avant
    leave it as it is
    ne changez rien
    to be or not to be
    être ou ne pas être
    let ou leave him be
    laisse-le tranquille

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BE

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