Bis or Encore in French

Fans with lighters

Corbis / Getty Images

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]

mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Team, ThoughtCo. "Bis or Encore in French." ThoughtCo, Dec. 6, 2021, Team, ThoughtCo. (2021, December 6). Bis or Encore in French. Retrieved from Team, ThoughtCo. "Bis or Encore in French." ThoughtCo. (accessed June 8, 2023).