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French Expressions with Bien

Idiomatic French expressions


The French word bien literally means "well" or "good" and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say really, good talker, we'll see, and more with this list of expressions with bien.

avoir la langue bien pendue
to be a good talker

bel et bien
altogether, truly, really

bien au contraire
on the contrary, quite the opposite

bien dans sa peau
comfortable with oneself

bien entendu
of course, obviously

le bien et le mal
good and evil

le bien public
public good

le bien d'humanité
the good of humanity

les biens d'un magasin
a store's goods

les biens immobiliers
real estate

bien sûr
of course

bien sûr que non
of course not

dire du bien de
to speak well of

être bien mal
to be close to death

faire du bien à quelqu'un
to do someone good

faire le bien
to do good

On verra bien !
We'll see!

prendre la chose bien
to take it well

rendre le bien pour le mal
to return good for evil

s'y prendre bien
to do a good job, handle something the right way

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