bien

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

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bene (well).

Adverb[edit]

bien

  1. well

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bien c

  1. singular definite of bi

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

bien (comparative meilleur, superlative le meilleur)

  1. good, all right, great
  2. good looking, nice

Adverb[edit]

bien (comparative mieux, superlative le mieux)

  1. well
  2. indeed; so
    Bien, on peut partir maintenant ?
    So, can we leave now?
  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 moche, ce type
      He's really ugly, that guy

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

bien m (plural biens)

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

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bien

  1. Rōmaji transcription of びえん

Ladino[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bien (Latin spelling)

  1. well

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bien.

Adverb[edit]

bien

  1. well (in a positive way; in a way that meets or exceeds expectations)

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • bien on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)
  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bien, supplement)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bien m, f

  1. definite masculine singular of bie

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bene.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bien (comparative and superlative mielz or miex)

  1. well
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      "Oïl, mout m'an sovient il bien.
      Seneschaus, savez vos an rien?
      Yes, I remember it well
      Seneschal, do you know anything about it?
  2. indeed (used for emphasis)

Noun[edit]

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

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: bien
    • French: bien (adverb and noun)
  • Walloon: bén

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Latin bene (well).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bjen/, [bjẽn]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -en

Adverb[edit]

bien

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

Adjective[edit]

bien (plural bienes)

  1. (postpositive, colloquial) well-to-do; affluent; wealthy; upper-class
    Amanda y Carlos vienen de una familia bien.
    Amanda and Carlos come from a well-to-do family.
  2. (postpositive, colloquial) exclusive; upscale; high-class
    Las colonias bien están en las afueras de la ciudad.
    The upscale neighborhoods are in the city suburbs.

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

bien (plural biens)

  1. bee

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