Is "tiens" an intensifier here? As (in English - "I'll say" or "I'll tell you what" or "bloody hell" etc etc :)
Dictation exercise C1
Yes, you are correct! In this case, 'tiens' emphasises the narrator's discontent. 'Tiens' can be used to express a doubt, how surprised one is or to intensify what you are about to say (placed at the beginning of the statement) or what you have just said (placed at the end of the statement) - see partner link for more details: expressions-tiens
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
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