Languages › French Does "Bien Que" Need the Subjunctive? Verbs, Expressions and Conjunctions That Require the French Subjunctive Share Flipboard Email Print Chris Tobin / Getty Images French Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Resources For Teachers By ThoughtCo Updated March 29, 2019 In French, bien que is a conjunction that means "though" or "although." Bien que requires the French subjunctive. Examples Using Bien Que Il est parti bien que je lui aie dit de rester ici. He left even though I told him to stay here. Bien qu'elle soit intelligente, nous ne lui avons pas donné le travail. Although she is smart, we didn't give her the job. Tu peux le manger, bien que tu ne devrait pas. You can eat it, although you should not.