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were

[wɜː] (полная форма); [wə] (редуцированная форма)

1, 2 и 3 л. мн. прошедшего времени от глагола be

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were

[wæː] (полная форма); [wə] (редуцированная форма)

прошедшее время мн. ч. глагола to be

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Duke craned his neck to see around the kitchen, just in case jewels and treasure were hanging out of the dresser drawers.
– Герцог вытянул шею, заглядывая в кухню. Уж не там ли хранятся те самые сундуки с золотыми монетами?
Pratchett, Terry / Reaper ManПратчетт,Терри / Мрачный Жнец
Мрачный Жнец
Пратчетт,Терри
© Перевод Н. Берденников 2008
© Издание на русском языке, оформление ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2009
© 1991 by Terry and Lyn Pratchett
Reaper Man
Pratchett, Terry
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1991
I'll be damned if they don't dress like they were trying to make every man they passed on the street want to reach out and clap his hand on it.
Будь я проклят, если они не нарочно для того так одеваются, чтоб каждому прохожему хотелось рукой пощупать.
Faulkner, William / The Sound and the FuryФолкнер, Уильям / Шум и ярость
Шум и ярость
Фолкнер, Уильям
© О. Сорока (наследник), перевод, 1973
© "Азбука-классика", 2006
The Sound and the Fury
Faulkner, William
© 1984 by Jill Faulkner Summers
The MERCOSUR countries were prepared to study the conclusions of the Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Страны - члены МЕРКОСУР готовы изучить выводы, содержащиеся в докладе Генерального секретаря об осуществлении международной стратегии уменьшения опасности бедствий
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
There was digging and ditching and yamplanting, and a dozen other things to be done, so we were busy enough all day; though in the evening we had a little time to ourselves.
Мы рыли землю, проводили канализацию, работали на бататовых плантациях, и было еще много других работ, так что весь день у нас был занят, зато вечер принадлежал нам.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Sign of FourКонан Дойль, Артур / Знак четырех
Знак четырех
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство "Вышэйшая школа", 1984
The Sign of Four
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© 2006 by Leslie S. Klinger
If it were not a dog I was speaking of, I should have called him 'disillusioned.'
Если б речь шла не о собаке, я бы употребил слово: разочарованность.
Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.1Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.1
Записки охотника т.1
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
The Company, who had passed the night in a sheltered gully, were already astir, some crowding round the blazing fires and others romping or leaping over each other's backs for their limbs were chilled and the air biting.
Воины Белого отряда, проведя ночь в защищенном ущелье, чуть свет были уже на ногах, и теперь одни грелись, теснясь у костра, другие бегали или играли в чехарду, разминая окоченевшие от резкого холода руки и ноги.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / White CompanyКонан Дойль, Артур / Белый отряд
Белый отряд
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство "Правда", 1966
White Company
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Vyatcheslav Ilarionovitch does not read much; when he is reading he incessantly works his moustaches and eyebrows up and down, as if a wave were passing from below upwards over his face.
Читает Вячеслав Илларионыч мало, при чтении беспрестанно поводит усами и бровями, сперва усами, потом бровями, словно волну снизу вверх по лицу пускает.
Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.1Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.1
Записки охотника т.1
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Her face, above a spotted dress of dark blue crepe-de-chine, contained no facet or gleam of beauty, but there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering.
В лице, оттененном синим в горошек крепдешиновым платьем, не было ни одной красивой или хотя бы правильной черты, но от всего ее существа так и веяло энергией жизни, словно в каждой жилочке тлел готовый вспыхнуть огонь.
Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key / The Great GatsbyФицджеральд, Фрэнсис Скотт Кей / Великий Гэтсби
Великий Гэтсби
Фицджеральд, Фрэнсис Скотт Кей
© "Государственное издательство художественной литературы", 1965
The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key
© 1925 by Charles Scribner's Sons
© renewed 1953 by Frances Scott Fitzgerald Lanahan
His last words were almost a question, and I was aware of the sharpness with which he darted a glance at me.
В его последних словах прозвучал неподдельный интерес, и я заметил, что он проницательно взглянул на меня.
Christie, Agatha / Murder on the LinksКристи, Агата / Убийство на поле для гольфа
Убийство на поле для гольфа
Кристи, Агата
© Издательство "Физкультура и спорт", 1982
Murder on the Links
Christie, Agatha
© 1923 by Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc.
© renewed 1950 by Agatha Christie Mallowan
White objects cascaded out, were caught by the wind, and fountained over Ankh-Morpork and the watching crowds.
Из него посыпались белые предметы. Подхваченные игривым ветерком, они разлетались по всему Анк-Морпорку и падали на любопытствующую толпу.
Pratchett, Terry / Reaper ManПратчетт,Терри / Мрачный Жнец
Мрачный Жнец
Пратчетт,Терри
© Перевод Н. Берденников 2008
© Издание на русском языке, оформление ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2009
© 1991 by Terry and Lyn Pratchett
Reaper Man
Pratchett, Terry
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1991
Seven photographers were perching in the mighty crown of an isolated tree like a flock of overgrown crows, their eyes fixed on the opposite bank.
В могучей кроне одинокого дерева, как стая огромных ворон, сидело семь фотографов, вперив взгляд в другой берег.
Kundera, Milan / The Unbearable Lightness of BeingКундера, Милан / Невыносимая легкость бытия
Невыносимая легкость бытия
Кундера, Милан
© Н. Шульгина, перевод, 1992
© "Азбука-классика", 2006
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Kundera, Milan
© 1984 by Milan Kundera
© 1984 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.
They were soon charred by the suddenly leaping flame; they cracked and smoked, and began to contract, curling up their burning ends.
Резко зачернелись они на внезапно вспыхнувшем пламени, затрещали, задымились и пошли коробиться, приподнимая обожженные концы.
Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.1Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.1
Записки охотника т.1
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Two new provinces (Panjshir and Daikundi) were created under the decree.
В соответствии с Указом были созданы две новые провинции (Панджшер и Даикунди).
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
Nikolka turned round anxiously to his companion, but she was walking beside him apparently unperturbed; only her face was pale and her brows were drawn together in a frown.
Николка тревожно обернулся на свою спутницу, но та – ничего – шла рядом с ним, и только лицо ее было бледно, а брови она нахмурила.
Bulgakov, Michail / The White GuardБулгаков, Михаил / Белая гвардия
Белая гвардия
Булгаков, Михаил
© Мурманское книжное издательство, 1990
The White Guard
Bulgakov, Michail
© 1971 by McGraw-Hill Book Company
The sergeant and I were in the kitchen when Mrs. Joe stood staring; at which crisis I partially recovered the use of my senses.
Взгляд миссис Джо был устремлен на меня и на сержанта, и эта новая угроза несколько прояснила мой ум.
Dickens, Charles / Great ExpectationsДиккенс, Чарльз / Большие надежды
Большие надежды
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1960
Great Expectations
Dickens, Charles
© 2010 Ignatius Press, San Francisco

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wɜː; wə(полная форма); (редуцированная форма) 1; 2 и 3 л. мн. прошедшего времени от глагола be

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Verb

  1. 1.

    был(и)

    translation added by Юлия Винокурова
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  1. 1.

    прошедшее время (Past Simple) от are -

    to be во мн. числе и в прош. времени

    translation added by Alexander Аkimov
    Bronze en-ru
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  2. 2.

    были

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Collocations

prices were maintained
курсы акций стабилизировались
as it were
так сказать
as you were
отставить
prices were maintained
курсы стабилизировались
monetary conditions were eased
условия кредита улучшились
monetary conditions were stiffened
условия кредита ухудшились
the dogs were in full cry
собаки травили лису
all the lights were burning
горели все огни
dogs were in full cry
собаки травили лису, зайца
the dogs were in full cry
собаки травили лису, зайца
if only you were right
вашими бы устами да мед пить
were not successful
не увенчались успехом
were about to
вот-вот
were about to
были готовы
were about to
собирались

Word forms

be

verb
Basic forms
Pastwas, were
Present Participle (Participle I)being, *bein'
Past Participle (Participle II)been
Present Simple, Active Voice, Affirmative
I amwe are
you are, *artyou are, *art
he/she/it isthey are
Present Simple, Active Voice, Negative
I *ain'twe aren't
you aren'tyou aren't
he/she/it isn'tthey aren't
Present Continuous, Active Voice, Affirmative
I am being, *bein'we are being, *bein'
you are being, *bein'you are being, *bein'
he/she/it is being, *bein'they are being, *bein'
Present Perfect, Active Voice, Affirmative
I have beenwe have been
you have beenyou have been
he/she/it has beenthey have been
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice, Affirmative
I have been being, *bein'we have been being, *bein'
you have been being, *bein'you have been being, *bein'
he/she/it has been being, *bein'they have been being, *bein'
Past Simple, Active Voice, Affirmative
I waswe were
you wereyou were
he/she/it wasthey were
Past Simple, Active Voice, Negative
I wasn'twe weren't
you weren'tyou weren't
he/she/it wasn'tthey weren't
Past Continuous, Active Voice, Affirmative
I was being, *bein'we were being, *bein'
you were being, *bein'you were being, *bein'
he/she/it was being, *bein'they were being, *bein'
Past Perfect, Active Voice, Affirmative
I had beenwe had been
you had beenyou had been
he/she/it had beenthey had been
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice, Affirmative
I had been being, *bein'we had been being, *bein'
you had been being, *bein'you had been being, *bein'
he/she/it had been being, *bein'they had been being, *bein'
Future Simple, Active Voice, Affirmative
I shall/will bewe shall/will be
you will beyou will be
he/she/it will bethey will be
Future Continuous, Active Voice, Affirmative
I shall/will be being, *bein'we shall/will be being, *bein'
you will be being, *bein'you will be being, *bein'
he/she/it will be being, *bein'they will be being, *bein'
Future Perfect, Active Voice, Affirmative
I shall/will have beenwe shall/will have been
you will have beenyou will have been
he/she/it will have beenthey will have been
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice, Affirmative
I shall/will have been being, *bein'we shall/will have been being, *bein'
you will have been being, *bein'you will have been being, *bein'
he/she/it will have been being, *bein'they will have been being, *bein'
Future Simple in the Past, Active Voice, Affirmative
I should/would bewe should/would be
you would beyou would be
he/she/it would bethey would be
Future Continuous in the Past, Active Voice, Affirmative
I should/would be being, *bein'we should/would be being, *bein'
you would be being, *bein'you would be being, *bein'
he/she/it would be being, *bein'they would be being, *bein'
Future Perfect in the Past, Active Voice, Affirmative
I should/would have beenwe should/would have been
you would have beenyou would have been
he/she/it would have beenthey would have been
Future Perfect Continuous in the Past, Active Voice, Affirmative
I should/would have been being, *bein'we should/would have been being, *bein'
you would have been being, *bein'you would have been being, *bein'
he/she/it would have been being, *bein'they would have been being, *bein'