"bon" is good(adjective) and "bien" is well(adverb). So "le vin est bon" = the wine is good. And "tres bien, merci" = very well, thanks
"Very well" is actually very weird English. Where's the verb that "well" applies to?
Any time you have a sentence of the type, "the _ is ...", the verb form must be third-person singular. So you need to know how to conjugate verbs in both English and in French. Start with être (to be) and avoir (to have).
- je suis = I am. j'ai = I have
- Tu es = you are. Tu as = you have ("tu" is singular, familiar form of "you")
- Il/Elle est = he/she is. Il/Elle a = he/she has
- Nous sommes = we are. Nous avons = We have.
- Vous êtes = you are. Vous avez = you are ("vous" may be either singular or plural "you")
- Ils/Elles sont = they are. Ils/Elles ont = they have
"Es" is "And" and "Est" is "Is". Just remember that the number of letters is opposite.
http://french.about.com/od/verb_conjugations/a/etre.htm Hope this helps, someone else gave it to me on a different discussion which was actually pretty helpful. Credit where credit is due, the person who gave it to me is named curlyeric. Thanks, curlyeric!
Bon is the masculine form of good, and bonne is the feminine form. Vin/Wine is masculine in french, therefore bon is used. :) You can also reference that it used the male "le" for 'the'.
Feminine singular, masculine singular, feminine plural, masculine plural, respectively.