The adverb bien
A powerful word which can mean well, very, good, really, etc.
Bien is an adverb but can occasionally behave as an adjective, too.
Consider the following:
- Julie est en Espagne depuis deux mois et elle parle déjà très bien l'espagnol.
(= Julie has been in Spain for 2 months and she is already speaking Spanish very well.)
- Les policiers étaient bien surpris de le découvrir assis au volant.
(= The police were very surprised to find him sitting at the wheel (of the car).)
- On est très bien ici!
(= We're [doing] very well here! / We're [feeling] very well here.)
- C'est bien d'aider ceux qui sont en difficulté.
(= It's good to help those in difficulty.)
- Je voudrais bien vivre à la campagne.
(= I would really like to live in the country(side).)
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