Is bien entendu an adverb?

Eugene C1Kwiziq community member

Is bien entendu an adverb?

Hello, please advise if ´bien entendu’ is an adverb in the phrase J'avais bien entendu parler de ce nouveau poste and parler should be a participle 

Thank you 

Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

(bien) entendre parler de qqc. -- to hear about something.

J'avais bien entendu parler de ce nouveau poste. -- I had heard about this position.

No, parler needs to be in the infinitive. The participle is entendu.

Is bien entendu an adverb?

Hello, please advise if ´bien entendu’ is an adverb in the phrase J'avais bien entendu parler de ce nouveau poste and parler should be a participle 

Thank you 

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