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Meaning of tiens in this context?

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Meaning of tiens in this context?

j'aimerais bien trouver le rigolo qui a inventé ça, tiens ! 


Is "tiens" an intensifier here? As (in English - "I'll say" or "I'll tell you what" or "bloody hell" etc etc :)

Asked 1 month ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ian,

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 !

Meaning of tiens in this context?

j'aimerais bien trouver le rigolo qui a inventé ça, tiens ! 


Is "tiens" an intensifier here? As (in English - "I'll say" or "I'll tell you what" or "bloody hell" etc etc :)

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