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bien

See also: biên, biển, biến, biện, and Bien.

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bene (well).

AdverbEdit

bien

  1. well

DanishEdit

NounEdit

bien c

  1. singular definite of bi

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bien, from Latin bene (well).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

bien (comparative and superlative mieux)

  1. well
  2. indeed
  3. (+ de, des, du) a lot of
    Macy Gray a traversé bien des épreuves.
    Macy Gray got through a lot of ordeals.
  4. (colloquial) really (used as an intensifier)
    • Il est bien chiant, ce type

Usage notesEdit

This intensifier is used only with certains adjectives of negative connotation, such as moche, dégueu, chiant.

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NounEdit

bien m (plural biens)

  1. good as opposed to evil
  2. a commodity, a good
  3. a possession

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bien

  1. rōmaji reading of びえん

LadinoEdit

AdverbEdit

bien (Latin spelling)

  1. well

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bien m, f

  1. definite masculine singular of bie

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin bene.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

bien (comparative and superlative mielz or miex)

  1. well

NounEdit

bien m (oblique plural biens, nominative singular biens, nominative plural bien)

  1. possession; object of value
  2. good (as opposed to evil)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: bien (adverb and noun)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bene (well).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

bien

  1. well
  2. properly
  3. willingly
  4. very

AdjectiveEdit

bien m, f (plural biens)

  1. fine; OK

NounEdit

bien m (plural bienes)

  1. good (as opposed to evil)
  2. goodness
  3. welfare, benefit
  4. (plural) goods, property, possessions, assets, wealth, estate

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VolapükEdit

NounEdit

bien (plural biens)

  1. (male or female) bee

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