En means the total duration of time has been taken to do a task.

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Shruti

Kwiziq community member

2 April 2018

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En means the total duration of time has been taken to do a task.

This relates to:
En vs dans (prepositions of time) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

2 April 2018

2/04/18

Hi Shruti, yes, you are right.


Boivez un verre d'eau en 5 minutes. -- Drink a glass of water within 5 minutes.
Boivez un verre d'eau dans 5 minutes. -- Drink a glass of water in 5 minutes.


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

17 May 2018

17/05/18

Hi Shruti,


The only thing I would add is 'en' is normally in (within)+ time and 'dans' is in +time (+ time)


e.g. Boire un verre de vin en 5 minutes n'est pas recommandé = To drink a glass of wine in (within) 5 minutes is not a good thing


Nous allons manger dans 20 minutes =we're going to eat in 20 minutes (time)


Hope this helps!


 

Shruti

Kwiziq community member

17 May 2018

17/05/18

D’accord. Merci. Ça m’aider 

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