Bis or Encore in French

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The word "bis" in French has a few meanings. A bis could mean a musical encore at the end of a concert, it could be used to demonstrate a street address, or it could be used to describe a detour or diversion. Read below to read some examples.

Definition and Examples

(adv) - (music) repeat, again, encore; (address) ½, a


À la fin du concert, le groupe a joué deux bis - At the end of the concert, the group played two encores


Il habite 43 bis, rue verte. - He lives at 43½ (or 43a) Green Street
un itinéraire bis - detour, diversion

Homonym: bis (adj) - grayish-brown

Pronunciation: [beess]

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