"Look there," said Hagrid, "see that stuff shinin' on the ground? Silvery stuff? That's unicorn blood. There's a unicorn in there bin hurt badly by summat. This is the second time in a week. I found one dead last Wednesday. We're gonna try an' find the poor thing. We might have ter put it out of its misery."

(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

What is the formal expression for ‘bin hurt’?


There's a unicorn in there that's been hurt badly by something.

Bin is just eye dialect for been. The word itself isn't informal, though the omission of that's and the use of summat instead of something are.


What he means is: there is a unicorn in there that has been hurt badly by something.

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