Monday, August 30, 2010
The simple definition of the word "bis" is "again" or maybe "encore." It's one more, an extra. When it comes to street addresses, "bis" can be a bit confusing. In the case above, there is a number 15 and then right next door 15bis. The explanations are not completely satisfactory. Perhaps there was once one building where there are now two (or at least where there are now two separate entrances). Or the numbering got ahead of the actual building. In any case, "bis" will always be next to and on the same side of the street as the number without the "bis." Got that?