On avait bien dit sept heures

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On avait bien dit sept heures

Why is "bien" used in this sentence to say "we did say 7"? 

Ça capte mal chez nous - How does this mean "bad reception"? why can't we use "réception"?

Asked 10 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Salut James.

The verb "capter" refers to "reception" or to "pick up" in the informal context of receiving transmitted data/speech. So ça capte is the third person singular of the verb.

The use of "bien" in this context;  I think of as an intensifier rather like "indeed" in English to emphasis the point "we did say 7"

Hope this helps.

Bonne journée

Jim

On avait bien dit sept heures

Why is "bien" used in this sentence to say "we did say 7"? 

Ça capte mal chez nous - How does this mean "bad reception"? why can't we use "réception"?

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