dans l'après midi OR l'après-midi ?

UmiC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

dans l'après midi OR l'après-midi ?

Hello!! I would like to know if we could use both "dans l'après-midi" and 'l'après- midi" when we want to say, "in the afternoon." Also, in the morning in French, we don't use "dans" correct? The same for "in the evening"?? Merci beaucoup !!! I look forward to the answers. 

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Umi,

If you are talking about a precise moment, a time unit, you'll use : le matin, l'après-midi, le soir etc

Je fais les courses le matin = I go food shopping in the morning

If you are talking about a duration, you'll use: dans l'après-midi, dans la matinée /soirée etc

Je sors dans la matinée = I go out in the morning

See link here: An vs année, matin vs matinée, jour vs journée, soir vs soirée to express a time unit or a duration in French

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

UmiC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Bonjour Céline,

Thank you very much for your answer with a great information. I shared it with my friends who also appreciated it! 

Best, 

Umi

dans l'après midi OR l'après-midi ?

Hello!! I would like to know if we could use both "dans l'après-midi" and 'l'après- midi" when we want to say, "in the afternoon." Also, in the morning in French, we don't use "dans" correct? The same for "in the evening"?? Merci beaucoup !!! I look forward to the answers. 

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