Left for holidays - can you say "ils se sont en allés pour leurs vacances"

DraganaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Left for holidays - can you say "ils se sont en allés pour leurs vacances"

This question relates to:French lesson "S'en aller = To leave"
Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Dragana !

You could indeed say Je m'en vais pour les vacances. = I'm going away for the holidays.

I'd say it's less colloquially used in the past tense in this context, we'll tend to use partir instead:
Je suis parti pour les vacances.
Ils sont partis pour les vacances.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Dragana, this is a question which is best answered by a native speaker.

Personally, I find it sounds OK.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Left for holidays - can you say "ils se sont en allés pour leurs vacances"

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